Slinger Signaller Training

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 -2 days (depending on experience)

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Price: £0.00 + VAT
Duration: 1 -2 days (depending on experience)
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This training course is designed for prospective Slinger/signallers who have little or no previous slinging, signalling and lifting experience.


To inform novice slingers in the techniques and knowledge required to safely sling and direct suspended loads, administering a practical test for operators without previous experience. On completion of this training course, operators should have a robust knowledge of their duties in relation to lifting accessories. Use lifting accessories safely and in accordance with the manufacturers guide lines and accepted good practice.


  • Roles and responsibilities pertaining to lifting operations
  • Industry terminology
  • Controlling the hazards and risks associated to slinging and lifting operations
  • Definitions and design criteria for lifting accessories
  • LOLER 8 Steps to routine lift planning
  • Understanding sling angles and factors affecting safe working loads
  • Principles of load weight estimation
  • Statutory, and pre-use inspection requirements
  • Marking, handling and storage of lifting accessories
  • Recommended hand signals for directing load movements
  • Safe use of lifting accessories to include fiber slings, chain slings, eyebolts and shackles
  • Stability, security and even-balance of loads
  • Tag lining and load control
  • Load packing and damage prevention techniques
  • Load landing procedures
  • De-rigging
  • Removal and storage of lifting accessories