CPCS (A40) Training - Slinger, Signaller Courses & Tests

CPCS Slinger Training - Slinger, Signaller Courses (A40): This category of CPCS Plant training is aimed at those who are involved in slinging loads using plant machinery and can be broken down into several qualfications:

A40A - Slinger Signaller for all machines, including pick and carry duties

A40B - Slinger Signaller for static cranes only

A40C - Slinger Signaller for Lorry Loaders only

A40D - Slinger Signaller for 360 Excavators only

A40E - Slinger Signaller for Telehandlers only

The most commonly scheduled courses are the A40A and the A40B however, dedicated courses can be arranged for any specialist endorsements that you require.  

This course is sometimes wrongly confused with a vehicle banksman course for those involved in traffic or vehicle marshalling operations outside of construction. Vehicle banksman courses in that context, train those who co-ordinate the movements of vehicle and/or workplace transport and oversee operations that have the ability to cause injuries or damage if not performed correctly. For more information, please see our CPCS (A73) - Vehicle/Plant Marshaller Training & Testing category.

In the context of this CPCS qualification however, the banksman element relates to being in charge of the crane movements from the point of loading and unloading using safe systems of communication with the crane driver. Crane drivers do not always have clear visibility of the loading area, especially when tower cranes are employed and the slinger banksman training aims to teach those in control of operatiobns involving such machinery, to ensure that no accidents or injuries happen. The terms "banksman" refers to the individual who directs the operation from the point near where loads are both attached and detached. 

The A40 course aims to train operators in the theoretical and practical parts of the slinger/signaller role. The aim of which is passing the CPCS technical test.

If you are a Private Individual looking to undertake a CPCS slinger signaller training course to obtain a CPCS card for a Slinger/Signaller, the implications are very different from those of a CITB registered construction company. For Private Individuals it is recommended that you click on the following link with information on CPCS Training and the Private Individual, before making a specific enquiry relating to a Slinger Signaller, Training Course.

If you already understand the details of the scheme and want to make CPCS slinger signaller training enquiry, please either click here to send a general enquiry, or click on one of the courses at the bottom of this page and the scroll down to send a specific course enquiry. It is always worth making a general enquiry on CPCS training courses as course dates will not always be shown in search results. Click here to see course dates and locations for open CPCS training courses and other courses in this category that have been loaded.

A typical CPCS A40 slinger signaller training course will include: how to calculate weights and sizes of loads and how to inform the plant operator of this. In addition, a typical course covers how to select, use and maintain the appropriate lifting tackle for a job, clear and accepted signals for moving a load, the slinger/signaller’s responsibilities and how moving loads can affect the stability of a crane.

The CPCS technical test at the end of the course includes a theory and practical test.

As with other CPCS categories there are foundation or novice courses for those with little experience and as well as experienced worker courses. Course choice will depend on how much experience the delegate has.

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