CSCS Slinger/Signaller

CSCS Slinger/Signaller

Safety Training

CSCS Slinger/Signaller

Course Date(s) 1st July 2020

1 Day Course
A Candidate Pack must be completed by the delegate & endorsed by the employer prior to sitting this course

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To assess delegates on the knowledge and skills needed to work as a banksman safely

Course Content:

Who Will Benefit:

All those in your organisation who are involved in, supervise or manage lifting and slinging operations.

Course Content:

This programme will consist of a combination of classroom sessions of underpinning knowledge relating to Slinger/Signaller operations, and slinging and signalling practical work.

  • Introduction
  • Safety and PPE
  • Responsibilities of the Slinger/Signaller
  • Slinging and signalling procedures
  • Hand signals for lifting operations
  • Lifting gear inspection and storage
  • Choosing correct lifting gear
  • Assessing loads
  • Securing and balancing loads
  • Use of tag ropes in lifting operations
  • Hazards associated with blind lifting

Trainee Requirements: 

Candidates must be over 18 and may attend the Slinger Signaller Assessment by a choice of 2 routes:

Candidates who have no experience of Slinging and Signalling must complete the 3 day New Entrant Slinger Signaller course before attending the FAS CSCS Assessment.

Experienced Slinger Signallers who have not attended the 3 day New Entrant programme may present for the Slinger Signaller Assessment subject to filling out the required Self Assessment/Declaration paperwork and satisfying the relevant criteria.

All candidates must hold a current Solas Safe Pass Registration Card.

PPE Requirements:

Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Viz Vest.

Course Duration

1 Day

Number of Delegates

4 Maximum per course


On successful completion of the course, a CSCS Card and QQI Certificate will be issued to each delegate, which is valid for 5 years.

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