CPCS Slinger Signaller training typically includes, theory and practical test, but the length of the course will vary dependent on levels of experience.
Course Aims: To provide thorough practical and theory training in the responsibilities of a CPCS Slinger Signaller to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.
Course Content: • Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator • Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching it correctly and safely • Directing the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions, giving clear and unambiguous signals in such a manner as to ensure the safety of personnel and plant • Determining the serviceability of lifting tackle maintaining and storing it correctly • The duties and responsibilities, as required by statute, of a slinger/signaller • The effects of load movement on the stability of a crane • Potential hazards associated with crane operation how to overcome them • The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads • Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads • The standard code of signals • Operator problems of crane control • Automatic safe load indicators • Crane safety devices
Duration of Training: The amount of training for a CPCS Slinger Signaller varies with experience levels. Foundation Training for a beginner might be up to 5 days including 1 day testing, but an experience worker might on need 1 days training followed by a day of testing.
To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.