Slinger Signaller Training

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

Duration:1 day

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" Really useful understanding sling types & how it affects SWL "

RB – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

" All very useful information "

VK – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

" Best course I have completed to date at GKN. James is really good. "

Gregory, GKN

" Jon, just to let you know that we had very positive feedback from the recent delivery of the Slinging and Lifting refresher by Craig. Please pass this feedback and our regards to Craig and thank you again for your professional and helpful assistance earlier on the hooks and shackles matter. I have just requested Libby to book another course for novice delegates. LA – Babcock International "

LA – Babcock International
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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