Throw back Thursday – Moffett World Championship 2015

There’s nothing like a little bit of Throw Back Thursday,  this was the Moffett World Championship 2015 which was held in Dundalk, Ireland.

Check out those fancy manoeuvre’s as the contestants twist and turn through the chicane’s, they really do have the skills…!

Congratulations to Jan de Vaan who took the title driving a MOFFETT E4, with a winning time of 5 minutes 51 seconds in a spectacular display of skill, speed and precision over the gruelling test course. Wayne Bordoy was the runner-up, with a time of 5 min 59 seconds, and Olan Murphy from took third place, with a time of 6 minutes 18 seconds.

Allmi Training on the New Hiab 858 with Fly Jib

Here are some images of CTS delivering ALLMI Lorry Loader training to the guys at Sunseeker on their new HIAB 858 with fly jib and hoist.


Allmi Audit Team Welcomes Wayne Clarke

Wayne Clarke of Cheshire Training  Solutions Training is the latest additions to ALLMI’s instructor auditing team.

Playing a vital role in the maintenance and development of training standards, ALLMI’s team of auditors covers the whole of the UK and Ireland, monitoring the delivery of operator courses to ensure that scheme requirements are upheld.  

ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, comments “ALLMI instructors are regularly audited on an unannounced basis. 

With this practice forming such a crucial part of the accreditation system, auditors not only need to be experienced ALLMI instructors with a significant degree of industry knowledge, but also have to undergo a detailed Auditor Development Programme before being approved for the process.”

He continues “With our instructor base growing significantly year on year, it’s important that we continually strengthen in terms of auditing resource and so we are delighted to welcome Wayne to the team.”

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Congratulations to Cheshire Training’s Wayne Clarke for Completing the Oddball Run for Free@Last

The Oddball Run

A Massive congratulations to Cheshire Training Solutions Wayne Clarke on completing the Oddball Run for the Charity Free@last. Wayne and his friend Laurence were asked to support the charity Free@last which was established in 1999.

Their mission is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells. They do this by providing new opportunities (adventure, exploration, broadening horizons etc.), activities, mentoring and support for children and young people.

If you would like to make a donation please click on the Just Giving page below –

Just Giving 


Odd Ball Run


Please Read Wayne and Laurence’s full story below –

The oddball run

A 2 day social motoring event with fun challenges, optional speed tests, overnight stay, awards ‘do’ and its all to raise lots of money for a great cause.

Each morning and afternoon we will be issued with a list of challenges and we will try to achieve as many as we can in the 2 day event. We will need to be imaginative to get them all ticked off.

The challenges could be photos or video of us doing an activity, collect various items, etc. We Dont know exactly what they all are now, but here are a few examples:
– Get our picture taken on a canal boat, with the people whose boat it is.
– Take a video of our team singing a rock ballad, with at least two members of the public.
– Win a sporting contest (in these next few hours) and provide pictures/video to prove it.
– Make and wear an ‘Odd Ball Run’ hat.

We’re are both putting money into it and would really appreciate it, if you could spare anything that would help us to raise more money than our target is set at,, every donation counts no matter how big or how small, it will help to make a difference!

The fundraising charity is called Free@last

free@last was established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells. We do this by providing new opportunities (adventure, exploration, broadening horizons etc.), activities, mentoring and support for children and young people. To further their interests we also work with their families, other agencies and relevant professionals. We provide a range of youth clubs, sports, education and career programmes and family activities/residentials. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE) scheme, Nechells Young Leaders programme, 1-2-1 and family mentoring and debt and benefit advice. As an innovative charity we also run 2 businesses (Freax Adventures and the Family Fun Zone]). These not only generate income for the charity, but employ local people, including teenagers.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Cheshire Training Welcomes aboard Geoff Fairbrother

Cheshire Training Welcomes aboard Geoff Fairbrother

Congratulations to Geoffrey Fairbrother on passing and completing his RTITB instructor course. Welcome aboard Geoff we are looking forward to working with you.

The Cheshire Training Team!

Gyles Brandreth to host FLTA Awards 2016

Gyles Brandreth to host FLTA Awards 2016

Master raconteur and accomplished after-dinner speaker Gyles Brandreth has been announced as the new host for the FLTA Awards for Excellence at The International Centre on 27th February 2016.

Outgoing host Martin Bayfield was sadly called away due to 6 Nations commitments, and in a sensational stroke of luck the Association has secured Mr Brandreth, one of the most sought-after award hosts in the country.

Gyles Brandreth is a popular broadcaster, writer and television personality and a familiar face on the BBC’s flagship The One Show, as well as presiding over dictionary corner on Channel 4’s Countdown.

Peter Harvey, CEO of the FLTA, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have such a well-known and well-respected lead presenter on board for Awards 2016. Gyles has attracted rave reviews for his wit, warmth and wisdom, and we can’t wait to see him in action for what will be a hilarious night!”

Tickets for the FLTA Awards for Excellence always sell out early, so to secure your place at the industry’s biggest night of the year, please click through to the online booking page, or call Berny Reed in the FLTA office on: 01635 277 577.

Hiab World Crane Championship 2016

Hiab World Crane Championship 2016

Hiab presents for the second time the World Crane Championship, the ultimate test of precision, accuracy and nerves of steel. The competition is being held in recognition of the highly skilled crane operators from around the world who perform demanding jobs

Timekeeping begins with the crane properly parked. With a load suspended from the hook, you must proceed past a number of drums, pass under a height limit and lower the load into a barrel. Next you topple a number of drums around the course with the load, while other drums may absolutely not be touched at all. The clock stops when the crane is once again parked, and the indicator lamp lights up, showing that it is properly parked.

Whoever is crowned World Crane Champion will walk away with a €5,000 travel
cheque and €20,000 towards the purchase of a new Hiab crane.

Qualifying rounds begin during 2016, qualifying competitions will be held in countries around the world. Stay tuned on this site to get information on when and where the next qualification round is.

The winner from each country immediately qualifies to enter the final at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover 22nd – 29th of September 2016.

Allmi Smart Phone App

Allmi Smart Phone App

Further to an extensive planning exercise in the first half of this year, development work has recently commenced on the ALLMI smartphone App. Initially being designed for iPhone and Android operating systems, the App will contain a range of features for all industry stakeholders.

ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, comments “The App will include an array of information, from details of various ALLMI courses through to guidance documents and safety videos, as well as member and training provider search functions, and the latest industry news. In addition, it will contain an Operator Course Booking Facility, which will be a great tool for accredited instructors.”

ALLMI Technical Director, Alan Johnson, adds “The App will also feature a range of calculator tools, which will assist users in carrying out various industry roles. These include tools for calculating the vertical loads placed on stabilizer legs and also the pad sizes required for a particular lifting operation. In addition, there will be a tool for assisting with sling selection when handling cabins or containers, as well as one for determining the sail effect of wind on any given load. Tools will also be available which will help users to determine whether a lift falls into the hired and managed or contract lift category, and whether a site visit is required in advance of the operation.”