Slinger / Signaller (A40)

1 - 4 days depending on experience

Signaller and slinger training courses are designed to ensure that you understand everything that encompasses this specific role in the construction industry. Our extremely qualified and professional team of instructors will give you the necessary information for you to successfully complete our construction training course and operate a signaller and slinger on any site.

Through practical and theory methods, we enable candidates to competently and safely conduct the construction plant operating role and therefore encourage them to pass the CPCS signaller and slinger training course tests. Slinger and signaller training is pivotal for any operating role within the construction industry, enhancing the skills of the workplace and improving the quality of the work carried out on the construction site.


  • Automatic safe load indicators
  • Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator
  • The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads
  • Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching it correctly and safely
  • Potential hazards associated with crane operation how to overcome them
  • Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads
  • Directing the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions, giving clear and unambiguous signals in such a manner as to ensure the safety of personnel and plant
  • Determining the serviceability of lifting tackle maintaining and storing it correctly
  • The duties and responsibilities, as required by statute, of a slinger/signaller
  • The effects of load movement on the stability of a crane
  • The standard code of plant equipment signals
  • Operator problems of crane control
  • Crane safety devices

Entry Requirements

Delegates must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

This training/testing can be as test only, Experienced, intermediate or Novice.