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 NETA 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

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