Slinger Signaller Training

Lantra Approved

Our Slinger Signaller Training Course

Flexible Training Solutions

As a national training provider, we recognise that lifting operations training can be a challenge for companies to coordinate.

We send our experienced instructors direct to our clients onsite, to train delegates on the equipment and machinery they will be using for day to day tasks, thus ensuring that the training is flexible to the company’s needs, cost-effective and that downtime is minimised.

Industry Experience

Contour Training’s industry experience includes working with both public and private sector, construction and utility sectors, government organisations, local authorities, MOD and conservation groups. We have some of the most experienced Lantra Awards and NPORS trainers in the UK, many of whom are also highly experienced with all types of all-terrain vehicles.

Why Learn?

Slinger signaller training courses are designed for any person who intends to carry out lifting operations, whether as a slinger/signaller, the person who is attaching the load to the crane or lifting machine, or as the competent person in charge of lifting operations as per the Lifting Operations Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98).

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Act (PUWER 1998) require all people who use such equipment to receive adequate training to supervise and manage the safe use of lifting equipment.

Awarding Bodies

Contour Training’s slinger signaller training courses are accredited by nationally recognised awarding bodies Lantra Awards and NPORS and are designed specifically to assist employers in complying with their health & safety obligations.

Slinger Signaller Training Course Content

Duration: 1-2 days (dependent on experience)

Maximum delegates:  3 novice delegates, 6 experienced

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards

On completion of our slinger signaller courses delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the dangers of working in lifting operations and their responsibilities as a slinger/signaller
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
  • Be able to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify nonserviceable 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 exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any overhead hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger / Signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the 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
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out-of service and securing procedures

Duration: 1-2 days (dependent on experience)

Maximum delegates:  3 novice, 6 experienced

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards



Netherton Of Glenboig, Fintry, Glasgow, G63 0YH
Office: 01360 860 088
Ian: 07976 573 914
Laura: 07917 830 633
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