Slinger Signaller (A40)
It is a legal requirement under The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 that every lifting operation is carried out in a safe manner.
This includes use of a responsible person to guide the crane using suitable means of communication, and to securely attach the load to the crane.
The Slinger/Signaller course is designed to give you the knowledge required to direct the crane using recognised signalling systems, and to ensure that loads are ‘as safe in the air as they are on the ground’.
Successful candidates will be awarded a CPCS Trained Operator card for Slinger/Signaller.
- Legislation and Codes of Practice
- Roles and responsibilities of lifting operations personnel
- Crane types and major components
- Lifting operations hazard awareness
- Selection and use of lifting accessories
- Hand signals
- Signalling using radios
- Directing a crane with load, both in-view and out-of-view of the operator
- Preparing a range of loads for lifting
- CPCS Technical Test for category A40 – Slinger/Signaller
The course must be followed up by an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller (Construction), within two years. This will award you with a CPCS Competent Operator card for Slinger/Signaller.
After gaining experience within lifting operations you may wish to progress to attending a Crane Supervisor or Appointed Person course.
Other Options for this Course
Reduced course durations may be available for those with vast experience of slinging and signalling. This course can be done without the CPCS Technical Test, which would award Emerson certification.
All candidates that attend the CPCS Slinger/Signaller course must have passed the ConstructionSkills Operatives Health and Safety Test within two years prior to commencing the course.
Information is available at: www.cskills.org/supportbusiness/healthsafety/test/
Or call: 0344 994 4488
For the CPCS test questions and practical test specification, visit: www.cskills.org/education/cpcs/