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The aim of the Slinger Signaller Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the Slinger Signaller and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.

Candidates will be trained and/or tested by

fully qualified, experienced instructors.

 The main areas covered during training are:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller

  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per technical data, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non-serviceable items

  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service

  • Identify Centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads

  • Prepare and ready the area of operation

  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load

  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures

  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity

  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location

  • Accurately place loads

  • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures

  • Maintain safe working situations


CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour 20 mins


  • Mobile Crane

  • Excavator (exc. CPCS)

  • Lorry Loader (exc. CPCS)


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