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A40A Slinger Signaller

June 19, 2017 - June 20, 2017

A40A Slinger signaller

19th June 2017 08:30am – 16:30pm

Venue: Sparrow training centre, ashmead rd, Bristol, BS31 1SX

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Course Content

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice – BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations including selection and competencies
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and safe use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles and the effect on SWL
  • Methods of communication
  • Establishing load weight and centre of gravity
  • Proximity hazards
  • Selecting and pre use inspection of lifting accessories
  • Verifying documentation and certification
  • Attaching accessories to different loads using various slinging techniques
  • Signalling for the lifting, transferring and positioning of loads 

Course Duration

Three days inclusive of two technical tests covering both the theory and practical test elements. These tests are taken individually – a one hour verbal theory test and a one hour and twenty minute practical test with a mobile crane. Due to individual testing the test day may be non-consecutive.


Successful candidates will be issued with a two year red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the Slinger/Signaller category.

Next Steps

To obtain a 5 year blue Competent Operator card in this category, candidates must register for and complete the relevant Level 2 NVQ. They may also choose to extend their knowledge further by taking the CPCS Crane Lift Supervisor or Appointed Person courses.


June 19, 2017
June 20, 2017


Sparrow Crane Hire Ltd
Ashmead Road, Keynsham
Bristol, BS31 1SX United Kingdom
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