Slinger – Signaller training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) slinger - signaller training for experienced operators and novices.

Course objective

Familiarisation of personnel with various types of rigging and slinging equipment and the legislation in respect of their use.

Accredited by

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Accredited course name

N402 - Slinger - Signaller training

Course content

  • Introduction to the course
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health at Safety at Work Regulations
  • BS-7121
  • Responsibilities of slinger/signaller during lifting operations
  • Correct communication established with the lifting equipment operator- Hand signals and two way radios
  • Inspection and selection of the correct lifting accessories as per the appointed persons lift plan
  • Stability of loads and stress factors in lifting accessories
  • Estimation of load weights
  • Safe use of lifting equipment and general slinging configurations
  • Safe slinging and movement of loads
  • End of shift safe shut down procedure and storage of accessories


Theory and Practical Examination.


1 instructor : 3 candidates


The duration of the course will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

  • Novice operators: 2 day course
  • Experienced operators: 1 day course

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