Course Overview

This Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) slinger signaller course is aimed at all operatives involved in slinging loads using plant machinery.

Slinger courses can also be known as “slinger banksman courses”; in the context of this specific qualification, the banksman element relates to being in charge of the movements of plant machinery such as a tower crane, from the point of loading and unloading using safe systems of communication with the crane driver.

What you'll learn?

  • Safety procedures
  • Machine operation for all normal tasks
  • How to calculate weights and sizes of loads and how to inform the plant operator of these findings
  • Understanding the effects of load size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Routine servicing and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • How to select, use and maintain the appropriate lifting tackle for a job
  • Clear and accepted signals for moving a load
  • Individual job responsibilities

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at inexperienced operators who are required to undertake slinging and signalling for the movement of loads using lifting equipment. Candidates may be new to the role or may be those with limited experience and no formal training.

Entry Requirements

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.


Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Slinger Signaller All Types – All Duties.

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