Lorry Loader (Hiab) training

Lorry Mounted Loader (HIAB)

Lorry Mounted Loaders (HIABs), sometimes called lorry mounted cranes, are an incredibly useful piece of kit for loading and unloading lorries without needing a crane or other lifting device.

Our HIAB operator training course teaches delegates the safe and professional operation of lorry mounted cranes; Although identical to other crane systems HIABs offer some challenges; lorry suspensions make an unstable loading platform and a range of attachments can enable lifting of all kinds of large products and materials.

Successful delegates of the course will be fully qualified to operate lorry mounted cranes and HIABs in compliance with all the latest safety regulations and guidelines.

HIAB Course Content:

Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

Identification of controls, components & terminology and capabilities.

Drive and manoeuvre the lorry loader, park and secure vehicle

Awareness of electricity and proximity hazards on site during lorry loader operations

Inspection of Slings & Lifting equipment

Pre-operational vehicle & lifting equipment checks

Slinger signaller techniques

Lorry Loader operations techniques, safe use of the lorry loader

Lifting loads and placing loads on the vehicle and at ground level

Load Assessments/ Handling oversized loads

All HIAB training carried out to ITSSAR approved International standards, as recommended by H.S.E. Approved code of Practice L117.

All HIAB training is carried out on your site: 

We will require:

A Suitable area/room for the Theory Session

A Suitable Area for Practical Sessions

An Appropriate Machine

Suitable Load for Practical Training

Training Ratio Maximum: 3 x Trainees 1 x HIAB 1 x Instructor

Hiab training with Tamar Valley Training