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CPCS Slinger Signaller Course (A40)

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CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller


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Course Aims

To deliver thorough practical and theory-based slinger and signaller training to allow the candidate to competently and safely conduct the construction plant operating role and pass the CPCS Signaller/Slinger training course Theory and Practical Tests. CPCS Slinger Signaller training is very crucial for any operating role within the construction industry. Both signaller and slinger training creates an efficient workforce that will ensure your construction work is completed efficiently to the exact requirements.

Course Content 

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator
Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching it correctly and safely
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
Potential hazards associated with crane operation how to overcome them
The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads
Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads
The standard code of plant equipment signals
Operator problems of crane control
Automatic safe load indicators
Crane safety devices

 CPCS Slinger Signaller FAQ's

How long is this Course?

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.

How do I achieve my Trained Operator Card?

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 years, the relevant NVQ. For more information on the required NVQ please contact us on 01623 287830.

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