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.
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.
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
Types of accessories and use
Down rating of accessories
Establishing load weight and centre of gravity
Selecting lifting accessories
Verifying documentation and certification
Attaching accessories to different loads
Signalling for the lifting, transferring and positioning of loads
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.