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Slinger/ Signaller training (June 2024) CPCS

June 10 @ 8:00 AM - June 13 @ 5:00 PM

A 4 day CPCS Slinger/ signaller – all duties (A40A) course. Maximum of 3 delegates.

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with practical and theoretical knowledge to help undertake the role of a slinger/signaller. This qualification covers slinger/signaller – all duties.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, a slinger/signaller will be able to:

Slinger/ signaller course content

Roles and responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a slinger/signaller

Preparing for work

  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per technical data, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories (relevant to the endorsement) and identify non-serviceable items
  • Identify specialist lifting accessories relevant to the endorsement
  • Explain when additional skills and knowledge for lifting operations may be required
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service

Setting up for work

  • Confirm methods of communication with the machine operator
  • Identify centres of gravity and establish weights of loads
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation and maintain exclusion zones
  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load
  • Explain actions required for hazards including underground and overhead services

Slinger/ signaller working tasks

  • Secure and detach various types of load to the requisite lifting point using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures
  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity
  • Guide and control the movement of loads to different types of location
  • Explain the importance and locations of positions of safety for a slinger and other personnel
  • Accurately place loads
  • Use and comply with a range of communication procedures
  • Provide directions where the machine operator cannot observe the full path of the load
  • Maintain safe working situations

Working tasks (pick and carry duties)

  • Assess and confirm that the area for machine movement is suitable for manoeuvring activities and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties (endorsements A, D and E)
  • Control loads during pick-and-carry duties (endorsements A, D and E)

Completing work

  • Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures

For your reference you can download the relevant questions for the theory test.

ACOP Group is accredited by both CPCS and NPORS.


June 10 @ 8:00 AM
June 13 @ 5:00 PM
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ACOP Group Limited
Capel Quarry, Gorslas,
Llanelli, SA14 7NH
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ACOP Group
01269 844155
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Your level of experience

Whatever your level of experience, contact us to discuss your training needs.

To make sure you're on the right course we'll ask you a few questions as a short learner profiling exercise.

Are you an experienced operator? You may want to proceed directly to test, or discuss pre-test familiarisation training.

We are also happy to discuss how you can progress from your red card to a blue card, or any NVQ requirements you may have.

Get in touch with ACOP Group to plan your next steps. You can email us at info@acopgroup.com or call us on 01269 844155.

ACOP Group offer the full range of CPCS and NPORS-accredited courses. Our listings give an example of what we have forthcoming. However, please contact us with any individual requirements, or to ask for any cancellations and last minute offers.
We are based near Cross Hands, Llanelli, south Wales. We are within a reasonable driving distance of the following areas: Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Bristol, Caldicot, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Hereford, Milford Haven, Newport, Newtown, Pembroke, south west England, Swansea, Swindon, Welshpool.