Non CPCS Slinger Signaller 4 Day Course (Lancashire)

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When completing Non CPCS Training with us you will attend a CPCS course and complete the same training and testing but be awarded our own certification on successful completion.

Please click here to be directed to the CPCS page to make the booking. Please add ‘NON CPCS’ in the additional notes to let us know. If you need any help please let us know.


What is the role of 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.


Target Delegates

This course is aimed at inexperienced operators who are required to undertake slinging and signalling for the movement of loads using lifting equipment. Candidates may be new to the role or may be those with limited experience and no formal training.

Please note the term “Banksman” does not apply to Vehicle Marshall or Traffic Management.


Pre Course Requirement

Individuals can have little or no experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes.


Course Content


Title: Slinger/Signaller
Duration: Four (4) consecutive days .

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with practical and theoretical knowledge in order for
them to undertake the role of a slinger/signaller. Following successful completion of the course
candidates will be able to select the correct lifting accessories, attach them to loads safely and guide
the load using the appropriate hand signals.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Establishing load weight and centre of gravity
  • Proximity hazards
  • Selecting lifting accessories
  • Verifying documentation and certification
  • Attaching accessories to different loads
  • Signalling for the lifting, transferring and positioning of loads
  • Safe use of radios

For dates please see 4 day CPCS Slinger Signaller



Successful candidates will be awarded an Ainscough certificate of training endorsed Slinger Signaller and will be valid for 5 years. Please note that on major construction sites this may not satisfy the training requirements where a CPCS card is required.

If you are unsure please call 01772 623591 for further advice.


Next Stage

This card has a recommended 5 year expiry.


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