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CPCS Slinger/Signaller Course A40

  • Course Code: CPCSA40
  • Your Venues: NO*
  • Practical: YES
  • Certification: CPCS Trained Operator Card (red card)

This 4-day course will provide delegates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and training for the role of the Slinger/Signaller as part of the overall lifting operations team. It is suitable for those with responsibility for slinging loads and signalling for the movement of loads.

This course focuses primarily on slinging and signalling operations using a mobile crane, however, the skills, knowledge, and training can be applied to all lifting operations.

This course comprises 3 consecutive days of training followed by a 1-day CPCS theory and practical test. Successful delegates will receive a red CPCS Trained Operator Card which is valid for 2 years. CPCS red cardholders must complete the relevant NVQ to convert their red Trained Operator card to a full 5-year blue Competent Operator card.

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  1. Course Content

    • Legislation, Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice (ACoP)
    • British Standard Codes of Practice ‐ BS7121 Safe Use of Cranes
    • Understanding safe systems of work for lifting operations including risk assessments and method statements
    • Duties and responsibilities of the Slinger/Signaller
    • Roles and responsibilities of other lift team personnel – Appointed Person, Lift Supervisor and Crane Operator
    • Selection and use of lifting accessories
    • Documentation and certification for lifting accessories
    • Sling angles, downrating and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
    • Methods of communication
    • Proximity hazards
    • Slinging techniques
    • Establishing load weight and determining centres of gravity
    • Lifting, transferring, and positioning loads
    • End test – theory (audio recorded test)
    • End test – practical (external area practical test slinging/signalling for the movement of loads)

  2. Prerequisites

    Courses delegates must have undertaken and passed the Health, Safety & Environment Test for Operatives within 2 years prior to attending this course. Please visit for more information.

    This course is aimed at those delegates with little or no prior knowledge and experience of cranes and lifting operations. Please contact us for further advice and guidance if needed.

    This is an intense course which requires a good level of spoken and written communication skills.
    Delegates should be physically capable of carrying out manual handling tasks such and lifting chains, shackles, wires, etc, and be able to control loads with a tagline. The ability to work as part of a team is vital.

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