Course Overview

Duration: 1 Day
Max Number of Delegates: 6
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for personnel who will need to give directions to the crane operator who has limited visibility using signals and also understand the Lifting operation.


To teach the operator to safely sling loads and give correct signals to the Crane Operator.

Training Methods

Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


Additional information

On completion of the one day course, the operator will know:

  • Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The importance of sling angle in relation to safe working load
  • The importance of weight and centre of gravity in relation to the safe working load of the lifting tackle
  • Signalling codes for slingers


  • Statutory Requirements:
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    Section 2 – General Duties of Employers
    Section 7 & 8 – General Duties of Employees Powers of the Inspectorate
    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)
    The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)


  • British Standards:
    BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006 Safe Use of Cranes
    BS7121 Part 3: 2000 Safe Use of Mobile Cranes
    Managing the Lifting Operation
    Planning the Lifting Operation
    The Role of the Crane Supervisor
    Basic, Standard and Complex Lifts
  • Introduction to Slinging:
    Recognition of damaged parts
    Examination and Inspection
    Colour Coding
    Correct Use of Slings
    Methods of Slinging
    Use of Charts
    Angles of Lift
  • Load Movement:
    Load Inspection
    Load Packing
    Load Stacking
    Route Planning
    Correct Slinging
    Positioning of load in relation to slinger
    Movement Instruction
    Job Completion Procedure
  • Design for Lifting:
    Special loads
    Weight Assessment
    Choice of Equipment to suit SWL
    Centre of Gravity Calculation
  • Signalling and Communication:
    Driver/Slinger Teamwork
    Choice of signals

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