Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at candidates that require the knowledge and practical skills to prepare, attach, guide, move suspended loads using a range of lifting accessories. This course will enable the candidate to carry out his duties while complying with LOLER regualtions. This course can be completed by both novice and experienced candidates. We also offer refresher tests.

Novice course- 2 Days

Experienced worker tests- 1 day theory and practical assessment

Course information

Category N402 Slinger Signaller

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:
➢ Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a Slinger / Signaller
➢ Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation
➢ Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
➢ Be able to 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 and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads
➢ Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any overhead hazards
➢ Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger / Signaller use
➢ Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and
procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity
➢ Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location using different methods of communication
➢ Environmental considerations
➢ Carry out all out-of service and securing procedures


Assessment will be to NPORS standards consisting of a theory test and practical test.


NPORS Traditional card – With the traditional card there is no requirements to complete an NVQ, a five year card is issued and after five years reassessment is required.

NPORS CSCS – To ensure that the operator is able to receive the NPORS CSCS logo card, candidates must have completed the relevant health and safety test within the last 2 years of the test date. This will issue a trained operator card. To gain a competent operator card the candidate will be required to complete an NVQ in the specific item of plant.

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NPORS was established in 1992, The National Plant Operators registration Scheme is now one of the leading accreditation’s working across construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and accredited training providers.

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Lambert Construction

Thank you for providing the testing the lads have all fed back to me on how good the training and testing was what I observed was very thorough. We will be in touch with future training going forward.

Lambert Construction


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