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2019 Membership Meeting There is just over a week left until ALLMI's annual membership meetings take place on Thursday, 17th October at the award-winning Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield. If you haven't booked yet, there is still time to confirm your place. Bookings will close at the end of this week. Delegates from all corners of the lorry loader industry will be in attendance, including manufacturers / importers, service companies, fleet owners, ancillary equipment suppliers and site operators. Providing a lively agenda of items, meetings will include updates from ALLMI Chairman, Mark Rigby, and Operators Forum Chairman, Steve Frazer-Brown, as well as activity reports from CEO, Tom Wakefield, and Technical Manager, Keith Silvester. In addition, we are delighted to have guest speaker, David Spillett, Head of Safety, Health & Environment at the Energy Networks Association, talking to us about their "Look, Out, Look Up" campaign, which concerns the risks involved with working near overhead power lines. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to network over an excellent lunch provided by the Belfry Hotel. So please do come along to the ALLMI membership meetings to meet like-minded peers, keep up to date with the latest industry activity, build your connections, and stay at the forefront of safety and best practice. Places are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot as soon as possible.

ALLMI has recently announced that it will be discounting membership subscription fees by 25% during its 2020/21 financial year.

ALLMI has recently released the latest update to its industry recognised App.  New developments include tools for Thorough Examiners, which facilitate calculations for overload, stability and sink rate tests, as well as RCI / RCL calibration.

ALLMI has recently made its members aware of a HSE Safety Alert aimed at those carrying out, or responsible for, work on vehicles with air suspension systems. Its release follows HSE investigations into several serious incidents. To view the guidance, please click here 

ALLMI has recently announced that its annual meetings for all members of the Association (manufacturers / importers, service companies, fleet owners, ancillary equipment suppliers and site operators) will take place on 17th October at the award-winning Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield.

The Draft for Public Comment phase of the latest revision to EN12999 (the European product design Standard for loader cranes) has now been concluded.

In the interests of maintaining our range of industry services to every extent possible during the Coronavirus Outbreak, ALLMI Appointed Person (AP) and Manager courses (Appointed Person and Thorough Examiner versions only) have recently been made available online at a discounted rate. 

ALLMI was one of the key sponsors for the ISO TC 96 Crane Conference, which took place in London from 31st May to 7th June. The annual international gathering was held in the UK for the first time in 10 years and saw more than 80 technical specialists attending from countries including the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, China, Italy and South Korea.

Dated: 20th March 2020

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, many ALLMI training providers are unable to engage in course delivery at present, or are having to limit the number of courses they supply. This is, therefore, likely to result in an increased number of expired ALLMI cards circulating within the industry. Due to these unprecedented and exceptional circumstances, ALLMI’s stance is aligned with that of CSCS on this matter by requesting that those responsible for site access and card checking use their discretion towards workers whose cards have recently expired. This is on the condition they can provide evidence that the required refresher training / assessment cannot be undertaken as a result of training provider closures. This stance is also supported by Build UK.

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ALLMI's membership continues to rapidly expand, with YTD new member registrations more than double the level for the same period in 2018.   

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The Association's productive year continues, with a raft of updates being made to a range of ALLMI courses.

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Launched in February this year, the new ALLMI Code of Practice (CoP) contains the Statement of Commitment that the Association's members sign up to, confirming they will work in accordance with applicable standards and legislation, manufacturer guidelines, ALLMI guidance documents and good practice; as well as verifying employee training and safety, and the highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, attended the recent CEN meeting of Working Group (WG) 18 in Stockholm, which is responsible for developing EN 12999.

An eclectic group of industry experts, representing numerous lorry loader sectors, recently got together for the second revision meeting of the ALLMI CPA Best Practice Guide (BPG) for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders.

ALLMI's Guidance Note series continues to expand, with the recent publication of 'Guidance Note 030 Kerbside Deliveries with Lorry Loaders'. Aimed at parties both undertaking and receiving deliveries / collections, as well as local authorities, the document provides useful guidance concerning kerbside operations.

ALLMI recently announced the appointment of its new 'Business Manager', Amy Adams. Adams has thrived since joining the association four years ago, bringing a wealth of experience in Business Administration from an extensive blue-chip corporation background.

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