It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a slinger/signaller
  • Be able to confirm to manufacturer’s requirements as per technical data, confirm to relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
  • Be able to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non-serviceable items
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out of services
  • Identify and explain centres of gravity calculate estimated weights of loads
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying and overhead hazards
  • Identify and Maintain PPE appropriate for slinger/signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location using different methods of communication
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out of service and securing procedures