HIAB Training

HIAB training also known as Lorry Loader training; Industrial Training Services has offered HIAB courses since day one. We can offer a selection of accredited courses as well as a basic ‘in-house’ type certification if the accredited options are not a requirement.

Mon-Fri | 08.30am - 16.30pm

Course Delegates

Operatives looking for a ‘ticket’ of basic training. Our training is to a standard recognised by HSE. We strongly recommended that any person using lorry loaders should have taken basic training – regardless of whether they are using the plant on their own property or on a work-site for a contractor etc.

Course Content

A typical HIAB training course will cover:

  • Legal and company requirements
  • Equipment sympathy and capabilities
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Returning the equipment for storage
  • Approved advisory literature
  • Operator safety
  • Proximity hazards
  • Daily inspection including vehicle in motion checks
  • Statutory inspection
  • Introduction to the controls
  • Elementary driving
    • Steering and cornering
  • Lorry loader
    • Extending stabilizers
    • Using hook grab or bucket
  • Basic crane manoeuvres
  • Lifting various loads and selecting slings
  • Safe loading of a vehicle, position of loads
  • Fit & remove attachments
  • Use attachments if fitted
  • Written Test
  • Practical tests

Course Outcome

On completion of a HIAB training course; candidates will be able to:

  • Work safely
  • Understand current legislation surrounding plant machinery
  • Leave with an improved awareness of the dangers and hazards surrounding usage of heavy plant machinery
  • Adopt practices that promote a safe work culture when using lorry loaders


A level of basic training

Under PUWER; operatives that use plant machinery (including lorry loader) must receive training in the safe use of the equipment that they are using. This training should cover at least the basic operation of the machine and loading operations.

LOLER is also covered on this course.

Plant Machinery Training Courses We Provide

Appointed Person Training

Crane Supervisor Course


Forward Tipping Dumper Training


HIAB / Lorry Loader Training

Overhead Crane Training

Skid Steer Loader Training

Telescopic Handler Training

Quick Hitch Training

Accredited Training

NPORS Accredited Training Provider For Essex and London in the UK
CPCS Training Provider For Essex, London & the South East
EUSR PLUS Training Provider in Essex and London, UK