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thanks for the excellent service

A.M.L. Thornton-Cleveleys | A.M.L. Thornton-Cleveleys

I would certainly recommend, and done so to our Health and Safety rep.

Nick Easton | QinetiQ

I was very pleased with both trainers, who were knowledgeable and interested, both in their subject and the Site, as well as working with an old crane!

Peter Jennings | Great Western Society

was very pleased from start to finish thanks phil

Philip Page | Stratton Contractors

Slinger Banksman training with Didac delivers practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements. NPORS Logo ITSSAR_Logo
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Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Training is available to
Novice
Experienced
Refresher
Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-2 Days 1-2 Days
Learners 3 Maximum 3 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Registration Fees (Per Person)
Certificate/Registration £17.50 + VAT £4.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card (750gsm) £17.50 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card & Certificate £22.50 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
LOLER 1998 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more

Price and Training Dates

Slinger Banksman training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form located above including a postcode.

Our sales staff will contact you with full details; we aim to respond within 60 minutes during office hours.

Training syllabus

  • Legal Duties
  • Responsibilities
  • Lifting Tackle Types and Uses
  • Understanding of Equipment Limitations
  • Weight Estimation
  • Care and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Hooking Up Procedures
  • Communication and Signals

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Equipment information

To conduct Slinging training, lifting equipment sufficient that a load can be attached and lifted is required. Any of the following can be used for Slinger training courses, not all is required but adequate equipment to sling a load must be available.

Lifting Equipment. Lifting Tackle.
Block and Tackle
Excavator
Forklift Truck
Lorry Loader (HIAB)
Mobile Crane
Overhead Crane
Plant Machinery
Tower Crane
Ancillary Equipment
Chain Blocks
Chain Slings
Eye Bolts
Lever Hoists
Lift Truck Attachments
Lifting Frames/Spreader Beams
Round Slings
Shackles
Webbing Slings
Wire Rope Slings

Frequently asked questions

I want to work in the offshore oil and gas industry. Is this qualification suitable?
No, you need to obtain an OPITO qualification to work in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Is there a minimum age requirement for completing the Slinger Signaller course?
With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

Is there an upper age limit for completing the Slinger Signaller course?
No.

Didac instructors

Full Time Training Staff

The following instructors are certified to deliver this course.

Have Didac delivered training to you before? Perhaps you recognise one of our instructors? We often get requests from repeat customers to have the same instructor again. Whenever possible we’ll do our best to fulfil such requests!

Sub-Contractors

From time to time, Didac Ltd use sub-contractors to deliver training courses on our behalf. These sub-contractors are subject to the same detailed quality assurance procedures as our full time employees and hold all the correct insurances.

  • Instructor and operator qualifications achieved within the last 5 years;
  • Subject to random spot check site visits and auditing of paperwork;
  • Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million cover.

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Course description

Slinger Banksman training courses informs Banksman of their responsibilities at all stages of a lift. Candidates on the Slinger course learn proper storage and care of lifting accessories and how to work with crane operators via proper communication methods ie. recognised hand / arm signals to guide and direct loads.

Having a qualified Slinging and Lifting Banksman among your employees will help minimise risk and improve safety during any lifting operation.

Available In-House (on your site) throughout the UK the Slinging course is available across the vast majority of slinging and lifting applications.

The successful completion of Slinger Signaller courses awards candidates a Slinger Banksman certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a Slinger Banksman ticket.