ALLMI Slinger / Signaller



Course duration

1-2 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

5 years

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Many employers are under the impression that a lorry loader operator course also provides candidates with the knowledge and skill required for slinging and signalling, but this is not the case as additional training and assessment needs to be undertaken in order to be proficient in this area.

The use of inadequately trained slingers / signallers is a major cause of accidents. Even if such accidents do not cause a fatality or an injury, they will almost certainly lead to costly legal action or damaged equipment. Therefore, quality slinger / signaller training is a must. A properly trained slinger / signaller is also a more profitable one, providing higher levels of efficiency and less down time, as well as a safer working environment. Our ALLMI accredited instructors can supply the rigorous and all-inclusive training necessary to achieve these benefits.

We can provide an ALLMI Slinger / Signaller two day novice course, or a one day experienced course.

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course is approved by CSCS.

ALLMI Slinger / Signaller Course Content

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger / Signaller duties with other types of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders.

The course content includes the following:

  • Legislation
  • Introduction to the Equipment
  • Pre & Post Operational Checks
  • Planning the Lift
  • Use of Lifting Accessories
  • Storage and Maintenance
  • Signaller Duties and Signals
  • Practical Application of Slinging
  • Practical Application of Signalling

The assessment process consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. 

The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions.  

The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties as a Slinger / Signaller safely and efficiently.

Upon successful completion of the course every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate, and will be registered on the ALLMI database. 

The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken.  

Candidates also receive the ALLMI Slinger / Signaller manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

ALLMI Slinger Signaller


The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) was founded in 1978 at the request of the Health and Safety Executive, and it remains today as the UK’s only Trade Association devoted exclusively to the lorry loader industry. It serves, represents and promotes the interests of its members and the industry at large, and it is the natural focus and authority on all issues involving the design, manufacture, application and safe use of lorry loaders.

The ALLMI Lorry Loader Operator course is the only one in the UK to have been awarded the HSEs 'Working in Partnership' commendation.