Course Aims

The CPCS A40a Slinger Signaller (All Duties) Training Course is designed to provide practical and theory training in the responsibilities of a Slinger Signaller. This course is for people with limited or no experience who want to gain entry into the lifting industry. 

Who Attends

Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.

Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their duties 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 to Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the 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.

Teaching Methods
Teaching is carried out both in a classroom environment teaching theory and within a simulated working environment with candidates using the plant machinery and practically applying the theory.


Assessment Methods
CPCS Theory & Practical Testing.

Course Duration

This is a 4 Day course which includes training and testing.

Maximum Candidates

Maximum attendees: 3 Candidates

Qualifications Obtained

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to: -

  • Establish and communicate to the crane operator the weight and dimensions of loads.
  • Select appropriate lifting tackle, attach and detach it correctly and safely.
  • Use clear and unambiguous signals to direct the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions.
  • Determine the serviceability of lifting accessories, maintaining and storing them correctly.
  • Transfer loads using a mobile crane in blocked duties as well as pick and carry duties.


This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of both CPCS Technical Tests).

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards. Experienced and able operators may hold a Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ.
 
Once you've obtained your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.

Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

The Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

Sign up for a Blue CPCS Vocational Qualification here.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisites: You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues. The relevant CITB Health Safety & Environment touchscreen test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).

Additional Information

 

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Next Available Date:
  • Start Date

    19/08/2024

  • Availability

    2 Places

  • Duration

    4 Days

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