Lorry Loader Training  Novice/Refresher training

DUE to the current situation we have suspended all our 2 day Novice on-site training. We are however able to offer 1 day refresher/experienced  lorryloader operator courses using distance learning and a shortened visit on site for the practical elements.

There is a timer at the bottom of the page with the minimum government recommendations for lock down. As all our training is on-site and involves travel over the whole country.  This would normally include hotel stopover ect which in most cases are closed/suspended along with restaurants and other food chains. This will be the minimum time we are closed for 2 day novice courses.

In fact as a rule of thumb we are considering taking our measure to starting training again by asking this question. “Is the ‘Golden M’ (McDonalds restaurant chain) available for sitting in?” As this would seem to be our second office when on our travels anyway.

IF you are planning courses for Novices ( 2 Day basic ) then in certain circumstances you as an employer can authorise the candidate to take on the extra responsibility’s involved in the course that would be trained. But remember the ‘spirit of it is’ that a relevant course is booked with a training company and the operators experience to date reflect enough for an employer to be able to justify that they have the relevant competence/experience in the first place. I have placed a copy of a current HSE document regarding this on my Downloads Page.

New Distance Learning Course  12th May 2020
Re-Certification 1 day courses under the ALLMI accreditation can be completed useing distance learning, with practical operator assessment the next day, with a shortened on-site visit from the instructor. All with specific approval from ALLMI.

Any ALLMI certificates that run out during the present situation will be deemed to be out of accreditation, unless they have been temporary extended and acknowledged by ALLMI.  It is possible to do this on a temporary basis, using their certificate extension schem. This involves getting back to an ALLMI accredited trainer who will book a future refresher course date with you. They will send you some forms to fill in regarding the temporary certificate extension. The have to be sent back to ALLMI who will then be prepared to extend the original 5 year due date on the certificate by, at present 90 days. I understand that the extension time is constantly up for review.

Experienced Operator (Conversion Courses  1 day) can be taken on the same course as operators who are being re-certificated. Should you need to gain your first ALLMI certificate based  on using a current accreditation from one of the other “ABAwt 2012″ accredited body’s. Please ring

Job Retention Scheme rules allow for employees to keep there PDT (Personal development training) on track
‘Furloughed employees can engage in training, as long as in undertaking the training the employee does not provide services to, or generate revenue for, or on behalf of their organisation. Furloughed employees should be encouraged to undertake training.’
Please ensure that you check any issues relating to training for furloughed employees with your Human Resources dept. / advisor.

We will be starting when McDonalds is fully up and running. At present the timer is set to government road plan for opening restaurants of July 4th..
Possible start date for on-site training.
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