Newcroft Training

HIAB Training Courses

In search for the perfect HIAB training course? Newcroft Training has it all.
Our specialized HIAB training course has been crafted to equip you with essential abilities
needed for success. Open new career opportunities with our HIAB training solutions.

Become a HIAB master with our HIAB Training​

Operating a HIAB, also known as a lorry-mounted crane, demands specific specialized training. At Newcroft Training, we offer an extensive HIAB training course, accredited by ALLMI. The course accommodates a wide variety of skill levels, whether you’re a complete novice or an expert HIAB operator. We also do HIAB refresher training for those who need to brush up on their skillset.

Our novice training spans across 2 days, ensuring a thorough coverage of different techniques.

For those who have prior experience and require refresher training, our HIAB course is condensed into a single day, providing you with an efficient yet effective training session.

For more details or further insights into our HIAB training options, reach out and contact us today. We’re dedicated to providing you with all the information you require to make an informed decision about your training needs.


Our Courses are Accredited by ALLMI!

Our HIAB training program is officially accredited by ALLMI (Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers). This prestigious accreditation is a testament to our commitment to excellence and safety in operations. As an ALLMI-accredited training provider, we adhere to the highest standards of quality and professionalism in delivering comprehensive HIAB training. Our expert instructors ensure that participants receive top-notch instruction. By choosing our ALLMI-accredited HIAB training, you can trust that you’re receiving the highest level of training and certification recognized across the industry.

HIAB Courses we provide


Begin your journey into the world of crane operations with our novice HIAB course. Designed specifically for beginners with little to no experience in operating lorry mounted crane systems, this program provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of HIAB operation.


Our HIAB refresher course is designed for experienced crane operators looking to sharpen their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards. Whether you’re returning to crane operation after a break or simply seeking to reinforce your knowledge, this program offers a comprehensive review of essential HIAB techniques and safety protocols.

* Please Note: All of the above courses are also available on a ‘non-accredited / in-house’ basis.

Our HIAB training course packages & price lists

2 Day Novice Training

£375 +VAT

Per Day

1 Day Refresher Training

£375 +VAT

Per Day

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Have a question?...

What does HIAB stand for?

HIAB stands for ‘Hydrauliska Industri AB’, which translates to Hydraulic Industries in English. It’s a Swedish brand name and manufacturer of hydraulic truck-mounted cranes, container handling equipment, forestry and recycling cranes and tail lifts. 

How long does a HIAB course take?

A HIAB training course can take anywhere between 1-2 days, depending on the level of experience you possess. A complete novice course has a total duration of 2 days, whereas a refresher course will only take 1 day to complete.

Find out more information on our HIAB training courses.

I load and unload trucks for work using a HIAB. Do I need a ALLMI license?

No. When using a HIAB within your employer’s premises, ‘In-house’ training and certifications are suitable. However, if you switch employers or operate a HIAB off-site, while not mandatory, obtaining your ALLMI license is highly recommended. This showcases your formal training and can boost your credentials.

What HIAB attachments are there?

There are many different types of HIAB attachments, but the 4 most common are:

Remote: This advanced remote control system ensures swift and precise crane operations, allowing you to execute intricate tasks with ease. Its features allow operating a HIAB with better safety and efficiency. 

Hook: The hydraulic hook streamlines operations and reduces injury risk. It allows an operator to have access to various lifting needs without requiring them to climb onto the truck.

Brick Grab: A brick grab is highly versatile and durable, designed for frequent daily use. It excels at handling non-palletized loads from confined spaces, great for speedy load handling. There are 2 types of brick grabs. One with parallel arm movement and the other with a scissor movement.

Clamshell / Bucket: Designed for handling loose or bulk materials, such as gravel, sand, or debris. It consists of 2 hinged buckets or clamshells that open/close, allowing an operator to scoop materials with precision. It’s useful in applications where precise material placement is required, such as in construction, landscaping or waste management. 

Who are ALLMI?

ALLMI stands for the ‘Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers’. It is the UK’s only trade association dedicated exclusively to the lorry loader industry. ALLMI works to promote the safe use of lorry loaders through training and lobbying, setting industry standards.

Find out more information on ALLMI

What happens after I complete my HIAB training?

After finishing the training, you’ll receive an ALLMI license, which is valid for up to 5 years. To maintain your license, you must attend a 1-day refresher training course. If you miss the training before your license expires, you will need to undergo a experienced HIAB training course.