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Slinger Signaller

Course 217

Slinger SignallerCourse Duration

Days: 1 – 4 (last day for CPCS testing)


1 – 6

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Understand and follow lift plans.
  • Select, attach and detach appropriate lifting accessories.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Determine the serviceability of accessories and how to maintain and store them correctly.
  • Establish the weight and dimensions of loads and communicate this information to the crane operator.
  • Direct the actions of a crane moving loads, by giving clear signals to ensure safety of personnel and plant.
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Course Summary

  • Code of signals
  • Slinging methods
  • LOLER Certification
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Basic, standard and complex lifts
  • Handling/storage of accessories
  • Selection of lifting accessories
  • Calculate safe working loads
  • Effects of varying the angles of multi-leg slings
  • Hazards associated with crane operations and how to avoid them
  • Understanding of lift plans
  • CPCS Theory Test Preparation


CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.

Central Training Services Limited Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period

The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).

Slinger Signaller Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test.  All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) L2 in Controlling Lifting Operations: Slinger Signaller is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ.  The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

CPCS Appointed Person for Lifting Operations
CPCS Lorry Loader

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