Slinger Signaller Course  


To provide the operative with the knowledge to be able to conduct work as a Slinger Signaller safely and competently.

Learning objectives

By the end of the training course, the delegate will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and
  • their responsibilities as a Slinger / Signaller
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to
  • relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting
  • accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
  • Be able to 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 and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any
  • overhead hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger / Signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and
  • procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location using different
  • methods of communication
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out-of service and securing procedures

How long is the course?

The course length varies depending on the level of experience of the attendee*


Practical and Written Test

Who should attend this course?

Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to work as a Slinger Signaller


NPORS accredited

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  • To discuss your training requirements with a member of the NFB Training Team
  • To deliver this course in your organisation