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CPCS A40A (All Types-All Duties) Slinger Signaller

November 15, 2021 - November 18, 2021 | Please contact us for details

Venue: Sparrow Crane Training Centre, Ashmead Road, Bristol, BS31 1SX

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This is the parent qualification and the holder can be a slinger signaller with cranes, telehandlers, excavators and forklift (includes pick & carry).

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

Four 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.

Pre Course Requirement

For the CPCS Slinger Signallers course you would need to have taken and passed the CITB  Health Safety & Environment test for Operatives (or higher) within the last two years.

For more information about the health & safety test, including which test you need, how to book, revision downloads, please follow the link: https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/



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


November 15, 2021
November 18, 2021
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