Slinger/Signaller

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Course Content

  •  Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their duties and responsibilities as a Slinger/ Signaller.
  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.
  • Conform to Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non- serviceable items.
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service.
  • Identify centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads.
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation

Knowledge

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to: –

  • Establish and communicate to the crane operator the weight and dimensions of loads.
  • Select appropriate lifting tackle, attach and detach it correctly and safely.
  • Use clear and unambiguous signals to direct the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions.
  • Determine the serviceability of lifting accessories, maintaining and storing them correctly.

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