Slinger/signaller training will equip attendees with both theoretical and practical knowledge, to enable them to competently work as signallers in the construction industry.
The slinger/signaller is part of the lifting team, they work alongside other members of the lifting team to ensure lifting tasks are carried out safely on site. The slinger/signaller has an important role, essential to ensuring the overall construction site and everyone on it are safe. For this reason, slingers/signallers need to complete an accredited course before they can apply for a role on-site.
This guide will tell you more about what to expect from a slinger/signaller training course.
Who Is The Course For?
A slinger/signaller training course is for anyone who wants to be employed as a slinger/signaller on a construction site. No previous experience as a slinger/signaller is required to undertake the course. However, a good level of written and spoken English is usually required.
How Long Is The Course?
The length of the course depends on a few factors, whether the attendee has any prior experience, where the course is being undertaken, and whether it is CPCS accredited or NPORS.
In general, the course can last anything from 1 to 4 days. If you are completely new to the role and have no experience, you will need to complete the full course which is 4 days on CPCS courses or 2 days on NPORS courses.
What Will You Learn?
The main areas covered by slinger/signaller training courses are:
- Laws and regs surrounding cranes and lifting operations
- Roles and duties of a slinger/signaller
- Operational requirements of a slinger/signaller
- Operational requirements of different lifting tasks
- Standardised hand signals for communication on site
- Lifting techniques
- How to use lifting equipment
- How to attach/detach loads
- Common hazards and how to avoid/prevent
The complete course content will vary depending on your experience and the course provider you choose.
Want To Know More?
If you would like to have a chat about our slinger/signaller training courses, just get in touch. We will be more than happy to run through your experience and requirements so we can offer the right course for you.