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Kentra can provide a Slinger training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.


Novice Course: 1 Crane: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 – 2 Days

Refresher & Test: 1 Crane: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

Experienced Worker Test (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

EWT Combination 3 + 3 tests are available for this category (i.e 3 candidates slinger signaller test and overhead crane tests in one day).

To train people nominated as slinger signallers in the safe use of lifting tackle and their responsibilities.

Course Content
Slinger’s responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, LOLER 1998 and other relevant regulations.
Pre lifting checks
Lifting accessories check
Lifting and moving
Post lifting checks

Course Variations
Slinger / signalling
Slinger / fleeting

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session
We will require a crane to lift i.e. overhead gantry crane or telehandler or excavator.
Slings/Shackles etc.
Representative loads

The Instructor is required to see the LOLER certificate for all equipment used for the practical sessions before commencement of the course.

Certification & Validation
This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

CPCS registration and plastic ID card

Lantra Awards registration and plastic ID card

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N402 Slinger training course

Slinger training course

We can deliver many types of Lifting Operations courses, if you would like to discuss the different courses please Contact us.


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