Training & Technical Tests (A40A) - Slinger Signaller Course - Foundation/Novice

Duration: 4 days

Course Aims:

To provide thorough practical and theory training in the responsibilities of a Slinger Signaller to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content:

  • Establishing the weight and dimensions of load and communicating this information to the crane operator.
  • Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching correctly and safely.
  • Directing the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions, giving clear and unambiguous signals in such a manner to ensure the safety of personnel and plant.
  • Determining the serviceability of lifting tackle maintaining and storing it correctly.
  • The duties and responsibilities as required by statute, of a slinger signaller .
  • The effects of load movement on the stability of a crane.
  • Potential hazards associated with crane operation and how to overcome them.
  • The effect of varying angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads.
  • Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads.
  • The standard code of signals.
  • Operator problems of crane control.
  • Automatic safe load indicators.
  • Crane safety devices.

Duration of Training: 3 days

Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for those with little or no operational experience on the machine.


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS Touch Screen Health & Safety Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory and Practical Test.

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