Training DVD on using lorry loaders

Published:  28 November, 2011

CHIPPENHAM: A training DVD with reference documents to help eliminate overturning and other common lorry loader accidents has been issued by the Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers.

Earlier this year the association launched 'Best Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders' commissioned by the government to clarify the requirements of BS7121 Part 4: 2010, the new British Standard for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders released in February this year.

The two-disc DVD version explains BS7121 Part 4: 2010 through a series of courses. After an introduction explaining the best practice for coordinating a lifting plan, it shows the specific steps and operating tips for lorry loader operators in different sectors.

It explains three applications, including builders' merchants, with each instruction course containing a menu with five 6-10 minute modules.

The film demonstrates how to safely use lorry loaders in these three common applications, by enhancing awareness of common hazards, such as complex loads and difficult environments where there may be power lines or other hazards.

It advises how to examine a crane for defects before use, sitting the loader, configuration for safe travel and tips for operation. Operational instruction covers slinging, test lifting, boom positioning and remote control use.

The DVD, on sale on the association's website, complements formal training as a visual aide rather than be used on its own.

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