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Course description

This course is designed to train delegates how to safely sling loads and direct crane operator using signalling methods, and to provide a thorough understanding of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to maintain a safe working environment.

Who should attend?

Delegates who will be required to act as slinger or signaller in a working environment.

Course content

  • Basic industry understanding, awareness of dangers and responsibilities
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation
  • Locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
  • Be able to interpret and extract information on all relevant documents
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non-serviceable items
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out of service
  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any overhead hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for slinger or signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location using different methods of communication
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out of service and securing procedures


No previous experience is required.


Novice course duration: 2 days  - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Refresher course duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Experienced worker tests duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 6:1:1


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