Becoming a slinger/banksman in construction

This new video guides you through how to get CPCS qualified as a slinger/banksman.



    Do I need qualification to do the course on slinger and banksman

  2. Siôn Jones

    Only an up to date CSCS health and safety test.
    We also offer this as part of the course!

  3. Susan cullen

    Hi I’m interested in becoming a banks women /slinger how do I go about training and coursess

  4. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Some of the best banksmen i’ve come across have been female. You would be very welcome to join our next A40 CPCS course which on the 1st September.

    I’ve sent you an email with more info.

    Thanks again,

  5. abdul

    no experience in construction industry would love to do the slinger/banksman course

  6. Siôn Jones

    I have sent you an email Abdul. Thanks

  7. Emmanuel

    I am interested in starting the course

  8. Garry stanbury

    I currently have a Cscs card and I want to do a slinger banksman course is this possible and would I need tibdobmy Cscs again although it is fairly new.

  9. Siôn Jones

    Garry, no need to do your CITB health, safety & environment test again if you’ve passed it within the last two years. Thanks.

  10. John

    How do I become a banksman ??

  11. Siôn Jones

    Hi Johnathan,

    We offer a CPCS Slinger/Signaller (All duties) course over 4 days. This would then give you a red CPCS card valid for 2 years. You would also need to complete a CSCS health and safety test if you have not completed one in the last 2 years.

    Hope this answers your query. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

  12. stephen


    i have no experience in construction but want to pursue a career in construction

  13. Marrie Inman

    Hi Stephen

    Thanks for contacting us. I have sent you an email with all the relevant information regarding CPCS A40A Slinger/Signaller Courses. Thanks

  14. Nabil

    I have a green cscs card and want to become a banksman slinger what course do i need and whats the diffirence between cscs and cpcs

  15. Marrie Inman

    Thanks for contacting us.I have sent you an email regarding the CPCS A40A Slinger Signaller Courses. Thanks

  16. David Needes

    I have done the safety test a few months back.

    I am a level 4 option approved banksman slinger

    What do I need to do next ?

  17. David Needes

    I have worked on ships and offshore for the last 10 years but I am looking for work ashore.

  18. Siôn Jones

    David, you will need to sit your CPCS slinger/ signaller test. For experienced operators we offer a 1 day refresher course and test the following day. If you are interested in booking on, please give us a ring on 01269 844155. Thanks.

  19. Rhys

    Hi there,

    I am interested in changing careers from my current office based role into becoming a Slinger.

    Would youbbest able to send me across some details please, also do you think it’s a viable option for someone without a construction background?

  20. Siôn Jones



    Thanks for getting in touch.

    I think a slinger/ signaller is a good place to start if you have an interest in heavy lifting within the construction industry. The course will offer you the basics upon which you can develop. We can also steer you in the direction of potential employers and agencies to help you towards gainful employment.

    I have sent you an email with some details regarding our next courses and costs.

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP

  21. Vesselin Laftchiev

    I am wanting to change my career offshore where i have a banksman slinger stage 3, iam wondering how i can get into the construction industry. I have many years of banking under my belt , but i think my cert does not cover construction.

  22. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Unfortunately, the offshore qualifications are rarely accepted in construction.

    For experienced slingers like yourself, we offer a 1 day course under the CPCS (Construction plant competence scheme) and test.

    Here’s a link to the questions that form part of the current A40 slinger/ signaller test, which should give you a better idea of whats involved.

    Let us know if we can be of further assistance?

    Team ACOP

  23. Ivolma

    Hi there

    I’m interested in becoming a banksman slinger how does construction work for women,what do I need to do first

  24. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    We offer a 4 day CPCS slinger/ signaller course all-duties.

    Although you will need to first complete the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test (for operatives and specialists).

    I have sent you an email

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP

  25. Andrew Lloyd

    I have worked in construction for over twenty years ,
    I have put my hand to formwork , sitefitting/erecting,
    Carpentry/ brickwork
    But I decided to becom a slinger .
    I have Noticed in the past five years a massive surge of so called slingers / supervisors and app’s who have no clue in basic lifting techniques, lifting accessory’s and apparatus;
    I have seen one fatality and seen countless near misses ,
    I would strongly advise anyone wishing to become a slinger to gain a minimum of two years experience on site.

    Four days in a training center doesn’t compensate for hands on experience.

  26. Jake

    I am wanting to change my career from a factory job to a slinger could you email me info about how i do this

  27. Ryan

    Passed my cscs and just passed my cpcs slinger signaller course !

    Just looking for a job now but there mostly saying they need experience/ references

    Is there agencies what can help me with this? I’m in Milton Keynes / Northampton area

    Thanks Ryan

  28. Reece

    Hi I woul like to my course to become a banks man how would I get my ticket please

  29. Siôn Jones

    Jake, we offer a 4 day course for the CPCS slinger/ signaller (all duties) category. This will give you a good introduction to the industry and the role of the slinger/ banksman.
    I have also sent you an email.
    Thanks again,
    Team ACOP

  30. Siôn Jones

    Reece, thanks for your comment. I’ve sent you an email with the steps to become a qualified banksman (slinger/ signaller) within the construction industry.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


    Team ACOP

  31. abdul

    hi are there courses based in London by any chance?

    thank you.

  32. Siôn Jones


    I’m afraid not. Was there anything in particular you were interested in and I’ll send you a quote?


    Team ACOP

  33. Matt

    Hi, interested in a career change and becoming a slinger/banksman. No prior experience. Please can you advise on course costs and employment prospects with no site experience? Thanks.

  34. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    We run a 4 day CPCS slinger/ signaller course for novices.

    Once you have sat and hopefully passed the course you will be able to apply to a few operator agencies for a start as a slinger/ signaller. Alternatively you could contact a few employers that may be recruiting in your area. There are also a few groups on Facebook for CPCS operators and jobs that are often posting work and the going rates.

    If you’d like to discuss this further please get in touch. I have sent you an email.

    Team ACOP

  35. Paul

    I have a green cscs card and want to become a banksman slinger what course do i need and whats the diffirence between cscs and cpcs

  36. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for your comment.

    CPCS (construction plant competence scheme) is the card scheme for lifting/ plant operators but also includes the CSCS (construction skills certification scheme) hallmark as part of it.
    We offer a 4 day CPCS slinger/signaller course towards this qualification.

    I have sent you an email with some more information.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP

  37. Peter Thompson

    I am already working as a banksman at a very busy recycling centre, but I am not required to do any slinging. I love the job but my current employer doesn’t seem to offer any further training or enhancements and the pay is pretty low.
    I am very interested in taking this course to enhance my career. I have never done a CITB health and environmental course.

  38. Siôn Jones

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    We offer the CPCS A40A Slinger/signaller (All Duties) course – this is a 4 day course for novices.

    The training takes place at our centre in South Wales.

    Prior to attending a CPCS course, you will need to pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment test for Operatives (CSCS), the cost for this is included within the course cost.

    If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

    I have sent you an email with some more information.

    Thanks again,

    Team ACOP

  39. Seth Holland

    I’m planning on getting my cpcs card, but am concerned that without experience, I’ll have a hard time getting a job.

    What would you suggest?

    Kind regards,
    Seth Holland

  40. Siôn Jones


    Thanks for getting in touch.

    We find that most people starting off on plant machinery will work through an agency. With this in mind, it may be worth ringing around a few agencies in your area to find out which categories are most in demand, and that way you can tailor your training around them.

    However, i’m led to believe that there is a shortage of plant operator at present, so i’m sure you will be fine with most categories. What are are you most interested in?

    I have sent you an email

    Thanks again,


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