Slinging and Signalling Training

Our slinging and signalling training courses are designed for anyone involved in attaching, slinging loads or directing crane operators in lifting operations.

The courses are compiled to suit novice operators, experienced users and candidates requiring refresher training. The slinger and signalling for crane operation training programs are suitable for fixed lifting and standard lifting operations. Any operation involving complex lifts, operatives should look to have advanced rigging training courses provided.

Slinging and Signalling Training
BITA Categories
Not Listed – Slinger/Signaller

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Safe working 
  • Methods of slinging
  • Safe operating practices
  • Loads, Working load limits and safety certificates
  • Weight estimation and simple lift planning
  • Inspection of lifting equipment
  • Correct care and storage methods of lifting equipment
  • Correct methods of  attaching the slings or attachments to the load hook
  • Lifting and lowering procedures including test lift procedures
  • Signalling techniques for assisted lifting operations

Course assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 2 days max 4
Experienced Operator 1 day max 4
Safety Refresher 1 day max 4
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 4
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