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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’.

We have now developed a 'Foundation Plus' course which is five days in duration. This will give candidates more practical training time to give greater preparation for the CPCS Practical Test, and to enhance post-course knowledge and skills.

With effect from January 19th 2015 this category has been amended to add endorsements against a range of lifting equipment types to cover the increased use of slingers for a wider variety of lifting operations.

The endorsements are:
A – All Types – all duties
B – All Types – static duties
C – Knuckle boom static only
D – Excavator only
E – Lift truck only
The number of learning outcomes have increased and these include key requirements for marshalling of plant, controlling loads during pick-and-carry duties and knowledge of when additional skills for particular lifting operations are required.
We can offer training and testing on endorsements A and B with 3, 4 and 5 days courses dependant on candidates previous experience.
Successful Completion:

Successful candidates will be awarded a CPCS Trained Operator card for Slinger/Signaller with either endorsement A or B.

Course Type & Duration:
Foundation Plus 5 Days For those that are new to working with cranes
Foundation 4 Days  For those that have worked with cranes, but have done little or no slinging or signalling
Experienced Worker 3 Days For those with extensive experience of slinging loads and signalling cranes (using hand signals and radios). Limited practical training.
Further Learning:
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.

There are limited places available on each course, see prices and check availability now.

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Please note:
All candidates that attend the CPCS Slinger/Signaller course must have passed the ConstructionSkills Operatives Health & Safety Test within two years prior to commencing the course.
Information is available at: http://www.cskills.org/supportbusiness/healthsafety/test/
Or call: 0344 994 4488
Pre-course Information:
For the CPCS test questions and practical test specification, visit: http://www.cskills.org/education/cpcs/
To Enquire / Book
Simply call us on 0208 548 3979  / 0208 548 3985 and we will be happy to discuss any question you may have!

>> Course Content

Legislation & Codes of Practice

Roles & responsibilities of lifting operations personnel

Crane types and major components

Lifting operations hazard awareness

Selection & 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