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Slinger Signaller

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.

Course Duration: 4 Days


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

Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below:

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.

For the CPCS Slinger Signallers course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Operatives.
Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Slinger Signaller All Types - All Duties.

Trainee Requirements:


Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE :-


Hard Hat

Safety Boots

High Visible Vest

Safety Gloves

There are no prerequisite required for this course.


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