What is the role of the Mobile Crane Operator and Slinger Signaller
A mobile crane is a wheeled, self-propelled vehicle with either a cable-controlled or hydraulic-powered telescoping boom crane. They can travel on the highways moving from site to site as needed.
The crane operator is responsible for operating the crane in accordance with training and the manufacturer’s instructions. They will lift, move, position and reposition loads following instruction from the slinger/signaller.
The Slinger/Signaller is responsible for attaching / detaching the load to and from the crane or lifting equipment and directing crane movements during the lifting operation.
The slinger/Signaller is the eyes and ears of the crane operator who can’t always see everything that is happening around them. They are responsible for giving clear signals or verbal communication to the operator to ensure loads are lifted and placed safely.
If you are new to lifting then this is the best course to start with, as you will start with the Slinger Signaller and gain knowledge of the hand signals along with the other roles of the Slinger Signaller, this will then help you when you do the Mobile Crane Operator course, as you will be able to understand the signals of the Slinger Signallaer.
This is a 45 minute touch screen multiple choice test consisting of 50 questions. This test can be taken at various Person Vue test centres though out the country, you can arrange your own test and locate your nearest test centre by clicking here.
Revision is strongly recommended for the Health & Safety Test; revision books, DVDs and downloads are available from CITB store.
If you are struggling to get a date for the health and safety test and your training course in imminent if you are training at Lancashire you can take the HSE test at the beginning of course. Please ask for details and we will guide you through what you need to do.
Also a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
CPCS Mobile Crane A60 endorsement C (All Duties) & Slinger/Signaller A40 – (Endorsement A) All duties
Eleven / twelve day. Mobile Crane (Excludes Sunday).
COURSE AIM AND CONTENTS The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibilities of the Mobile Crane Operator and Slinger/Signaller. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to rig and de-rig a truck mounted crane on blocked duties, operate the crane to lift, transfer and position loads and carry out routine maintenance and also undertake the role of the Slinger/Signaller by selecting the correct lifting accessories, attach them to loads safely and guide the load using the appropriate hand/radio signals.
Topics covered during this course include:
Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA, codes of practice – BS7121
Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
Crane stability/ground conditions
Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
Lifting accessories, types of accessories and use
Down rating accessories
Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc.
Rigging and De-Rigging of cranes according to written instructions
Configuring cranes according to work specifications
Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller
Controlling load movement
Attaching accessories to different loads
Signalling for the lifting, transferring and positioning of loads
Selecting lifting accessories
Establishing load weight and centre of gravity
Verifying documentation and certification of lifting accessories
The 12 day course includes cab and lever familiarisation
Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below: