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Course Aims

To deliver thorough practical and theory-based training in the responsibilities of a Slinger/Signaller to allow the candidate to competently and safely conduct the construction plant operating role and pass the Slinger/Signaller training course Theory and Practical Tests.  Signaller training is very crucial for any operating role within the construction industry.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

  • The Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)

  • Code of Practice for the safe use of cranes – BS7121

  • Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator

  • Selecting appropriate lifting equipment, attaching and detaching it 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 as to ensure the safety of personnel and plant

  • Determining the serviceability of lifting equipment, maintaining and storing 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, how to overcome them

  • The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads - uniform de-rating method

  • Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads

  • The standard code of plant equipment signals

  • Operator problems of crane control

  • Automatic safe load indicators

  • Crane safety devices

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