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At a glance…

Assessment Only Competence

Delivery Method:

Classroom and practical assessment


Becoming proficient in operating as a Slinger/Signaller is an essential and valued operator’s skill for any contract, large or small.

Overview in brief

This course will assess your knowledge and confidence to carry out the Slinger/Signaller role.

The finer details

This assessment course has been developed to assess your knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Slinger/Signaller.

The course duration will depend on the number of Learners requiring assessment and will be from half a day to one day.

The assessment will consist of a multiple choice question paper and practical assessment using the machine. Assessment will cover:

  • Safety and the Law
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Planning Lifting Operations
  • Fibre Sllings
  • Chain and Wire Rope Slings
  • Shackles and Eyebolts
  • Practical Preparation for Lifting Operations
  • Practical Lifting Operations.

If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card. Note: This course does not cover lift supervisor or appointed person (AP) or slinger/signaller operator roles.


Who should attend?

This course is for you if you need to prove your ability as a Slinger/Signaller or renew your Lantra Skills card.

As you’ll appreciate, this course contains some practical activity that will require a minimum level of fitness. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Provider.

What will be covered?

At the end of this course, you will have proved your ability to:

  • Describe the key requirements of health and safety legislation
  • Define the responsibilities of those involved in lifting operations
  • Interpret and apply the information within lifting plans
  • Explain the use and limitations of equipment and accessories
  • Describe how to care, maintain and store equipment and accessories
  • Locate and interpret information located on tags and labels
  • Inspect lifting equipment and accessories before and after use
  • Evaluate loads and select the most appropriate lifting equipment
  • Create a basic lift plan
  • Demonstrate how to attach and prepare a variety of loads for movement using the appropriate equipment and accessories
  • Employ clear methods of communication and signals to direct safe movement of the load
  • Demonstrate how to safely detach and store lifting equipment on completion of movement.

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