Slinger, Signaller, & Crane Banksman


To enhance skills, enabling staff to perform tasks using lifting and slinging components and equipment in a safe and correct manner and enabling delegates to perform crane hand signals to BS7121 standards.

Knowledge of the environment in which the participant performs his/her duties.

Course Duration
2 days.

Maximum Number
8 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation, demonstrations and practice.

Written test.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a LEEA certificate.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact:


At the conclusion of this course the delegate will:

  • Have a working knowledge of all relevant current legislation relating to lifting and slinging and of general site and workshop safety standards.
  • Be able to select and use chains and chain slings
  • Be able to select and use synthetic slings
  • Use ‘Safe Working Load’ Charts
  • Have a working knowledge of Slinging and moving loads
  • Be able to Signal a mobile crane using the correct hand signals
  • Be able to calculate the weights and centres of gravity of loads and taking these factors into account of slinging and moving same


Practical Slinging and Operating – The Principle of Slinging

  • Estimating the weights of various objects – the seen and hidden factors affecting the weights
  • Selection of correct equipment
  • Correct use of slinging angles
  • Safe working load – correct sling angle
  • Checking of slings
  • Centre of gravity of the load
  • Correct load distribution
  • Accident prevention – precautions to be taken to prevent load slipping and safeguards against out of balance effects