Slinger and Signaller Operation Course

The Slinger and Signaller Operation Course is designed to provide operatives with the necessary knowledge to safely select and inspect lifting equipment.

Duration: 1 Day
Location: Onsite
Delegates: Maximum of 8 People

Aims of the Course:

To provide operatives with the necessary knowledge to enable them to safely select and inspect all associated lifting accessories, and carry out safe slinging of loads according to LOLER 98.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their roles and responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller.
  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.
  • Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • 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-service.
  • Identify centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads.
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation.
  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures.
  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity.
  • Accurately place loads.
  • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures.
  • Maintain safe working conditions.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

PPE/Equipment Required:

  • Boots
  • Hi-Vis Vest and Jackets
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves

Method of Delivery:

  • Presentation
  • Verbal Theory Session
  • Theory Test
  • DVD
  • Practical Assessment

The Slinger and Signaller Operation Course is suitable for operatives that may carry out slinging and signalling as part of their duties.

If you require further information on the course or any other Wilson Adrain Safety Management Training courses, please contact the Training & Development Department on 0141 563 0330 or email anne@wilsonadrainsafety.co.uk.

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