NPORS Slinger/Signaller

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of slinging and signalling during lifting operations.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in confined spaces and their responsibilities as slinger/signaller
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, applications and 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 an exclusion zone and explain actions required for identifying any overhead hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for slinger/signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using 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
  • Understand environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out-of-service and securing procedures