A40 Crane CPCS Slinger Signaller Course

CPCS Slinger Signaller Training Course is a 4-day course designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with slinging load training using plant machinery. The course will enable to competently and safely carry out the role of a slinger/signaller and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments. The A40 course is Completing the course successfully will entitle you to a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (After completing the appropriate CPCS Technical Tests).

 Course Pre-requisite :

Candidates must have a valid health, safety and environment test for operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years

Course Context:

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises which include:

  • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Establishing load weight and centre of gravity
  • Proximity hazards
  • Selecting lifting accessories
  • Verifying documentation and certification
  • Attaching accessories to different loads
  • Signalling for the lifting, transferring and positioning of loads
  • Safe use of radios


After completing the CPCS A40 Signal/Slinger, to further your skills and knowledge its advice to follow up by an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller (Construction), within two years. This will award you with a CPCS Competent Operator card for Slinger/Signaller.
After gaining experience within lifting operations you may wish to progress attending a Crane Supervisor or Appointed Person course.

Novice 4 Day Course

CPCS A40 Slingler


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