Who is this for?
This training course is designed for prospective Slinger/signallers who have little or no previous slinging, signalling and lifting experience.
The Slinger Signaller Training Course:
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
- Removal and storage of lifting accessories