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Slinger / Signaller Driver Training Courses


Becoming proficient in operating as a Slinger / Signaller is an essential and valued operator’s skill for any contract, large or small. This training course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to carry out the Slinger / Signaller role. The amount of instruction you will require will depend largely upon your previous experience and sessions will be adapted to meet your needs.

This training course has been developed to help you understand the roles and responsibilities of a Slinger / Signaller.  Course duration will depend on experience and will be from one to four days. The training course will consist of theory and practical sessions, followed by assessment. If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card. Note: This course does not cover lift supervisor or appointed person (AP) or slinger / signaller operator roles.

Slinger / Signaller Training Course Overview


  • Safety and the Law
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Planning Lifting Operations
  • Fibre Sllings
  • Chain and Wire Rope Slings
  • Shackles and Eyebolts
  • Practical Preparation for Lifting Operations
  • Practical Lifting Operations
  • Theory Assessment.
  • Practical Assessment

Learning Outcomes


  • Describe the key requirements of health and safety legislation
  • Define the responsibilities of those involved in lifting operations
  • Interpret and apply the information within lifting plans
  • Explain the use and limitations of equipment and accessories
  • Describe how to care, maintain and store equipment and accessories
  • Locate and interpret information located on tags and labels
  • Inspect lifting equipment and accessories before and after use
  • Evaluate loads and select the most appropriate lifting equipment
  • Create a basic lift plan
  • Demonstrate how to attach and prepare a variety of loads for movement using the appropriate equipment and accessories
  • Employ clear methods of communication and signals to direct safe movement of the load
  • Demonstrate how to safely detach and store lifting equipment on completion of movement.

Slinger / Signaller Operator Training Course


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