CPCS A40 Slinger / Signaller

COURSE AIMS

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Slinger / Signaller and to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

COURSE CONTENT

  • 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 signals
  • Operator problems of crane control
  • Automatic safe load indicators
  • Crane safety devices

DURATION OF TRAINING

See Training Guidance

TEST

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.
These tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.

LOCATION

ATS Group, Lily Annie House, Silchester Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3PY.

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