To enhance skills enabling delegates to carry out lifting and slinging tasks in a safe and correct manner.


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

Course Duration

1 day.

Maximum Number

8 persons.

Training Aids

Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation and demonstrations


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: info@NETA.co.uk


At the conclusion of this course the delegate will be able to:

    • Use their working knowledge of relevant current legislation relating to lifting and slinging and of general site and workshop safety standards.

    • Select and use chains and chain slings

    • Select and use synthetic slings

    • Select and use wire rope slings

    • Select and use shackles

    • Select and use eye bolts

    • Use 'Safe Working Load' Charts

    • Calculate the dynamic forces in inclined loading of lifting accessories

They will also be familiar with lifting equipment and lifting accessories inspection, maintenance and storage procedures



    • Use of hand signals

Use of Chain Slings

    • The types and grades of chains

    • The use of SWL Charts

    • Slinging with chain slings and collar chains

    • The do's and don'ts of slinging with chains

Rope Slings

    • Synthetic slings and wire rope construction and grades

    • Types in general use and their applications

    • Calculating tension to weight at various angles

    • Working angles and SWL Charts

    • Do's and don’ts of synthetic slings and wire ropes in slinging

Synthetic Slings

    • The types of slings in use and their applications

    • Identification of SWL

    • The do’s and don’ts of slinging with synthetic slings


    • Safety Standards and Legislation pertaining to slinging

    • Testing, storing and using chain, synthetic slings and wire rope slings emphasising safe working methods

    • The basic principles of handling moving loads

    • Using eye bolts and shackles etc. when lifting

    • Appreciation of working with cranes and the correct use of hand signals

    • Calculating weights and centres of gravity loads

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 sling 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


    • Summary of course content, question and discussion

End of Course Assessment and Test
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