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Controlling Lifting Operations

SVQ L2 slinger signaller

Course 222

Course Duration

There is no set time for the VQ achievement process to take; candidates can work towards gaining the award at their own pace.

Course Objectives

In order to complete this SVQ the candidate must be able to:

  • Provide evidence of their own work proving competence in Controlling Lifting Operations:  Slinger Signaller.
  • Identify hazards and follow safe systems of work, looking after own welfare.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to work productively, effectively and efficiently.
  • Allow observation visits from assessor.
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Units to be Achieved

  • Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare.
  • Prepare Lifting Accessories for Operational Performance.
  • Attach and Prepare Suspended Loads for Movement.
  • Guide and Place Suspended Loads.
  • Move, Handle or Store Resources (optional).

Evidenced by

  • Work log books.
  • Photographs/DVD.
  • Work sheets and time sheets.
  • Oral questioning by the assessor.
  • Practical observations.
  • Recorded professional discussion.
  • Course certificates from previously attended related courses.
  • Witness testimony from management that is verified by an assessor.
  • Written question papers produced by the assessor to quantify knowledge.


SQA SVQ Level 2

Any Other Relevant Information

Upon achievement of the SVQ Level 2 and the Health, Safety and Environment Test, the candidate can apply for a CPCS Competent Operator Card on the specific category. The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.  In order to go straight to a CPCS Competent Operator Card, operatives must complete VQ and pass CSCS Health, Safety and Environment Test as well as CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

CPCS Appointed Person for Lifting Operations
VQ L3 in Controlling Lifting Operations:  Appointed Person

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