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NPORS N402 Slinger/Signaller training and testing

  • N402 Slinger/Signaller

Lifting is a vital part of any construction activity, the Slinger/Signaller can be one of the most safety critical roles on site, ensuring loads are lifted safely and securely around the site. It is vital that those involved in lifting operations are trained and competent to do so, which is a requirement of the lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998.

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 activities

· Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and your responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller

· Be able to confirm to manufacturers requirements as per technical data confirmed 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

· want to take pre use checks of 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 an exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions identifying any overhead hazards

· Identify and maintain personal protective equipment appropriate for Slinger/Signaller use

· Secure various types of loans to a Hulk 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

· Understand environmental considerations including noise and fuel spillages

· Carry out All out of service and securing procedures

Novice course duration: 2 days

Maximum novice course ratio: 3 operators 1 Machines 1 trainer (3.1.1)

Maximum number of novice tests per day: 3

Maximum number of refresher tests per day: 3

Maximum number of experienced worker tests per day: 6*

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