Slinger/Signaller - Theory and Practical

The CPCS A40a Slinger Signaller (All Duties) Training Course is designed to provide practical and theory training in the responsibilities of a Slinger Signaller.  This plant training course is for people with limited or no experience who want to gain entry into the lifting industry. 

Anyone wishing to take this CPCS course MUST have a basic understanding and knowledge of health & safety issues, and have passed the relevant health & safety touch screen test within the last 2 years.

On completion of your booking one of our customer service team will be in touch to collect the following delegate information:

  • Existing CSCS Card Number
  • NI Number
  • D.O.B.

For Experienced Operators or those who require a re-test only please contact our team and we’ll be happy to assist.

Experienced Operator Training – 4 Days

Re-Test Only – 1 Day

Delegates who have a basic understanding and knowledge of health and safety issues, but with limited or no experience of lifting operations.

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their duties and responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller.
  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.
  • Conform to Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.
  • 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 centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads.
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation.
  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures.
  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity.
  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location.
  • Accurately place loads.
  • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures.
  • Maintain safe working conditions.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

CPCS – Construction Plant Competence Scheme

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