CPCS - A40B Slinger/Signaller - Static Duties (Novice Course)

Duration: 3 Days

Max Delegates: 4


If you have achieved the relevant CPCS course you will receive a CPCS 2 Year Red Trainer Operator Card.   If you hold an NVQ to cover the category you have been tested on you are eligible for a CPCS 5 Year Blue Competent Operator Card.

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Pre-Requisite Requirements

All candidates are required to complete their CSCS H&S touch screen test prior to a CPCS course/testing. All candidates are required to take the relevant CSCS Health Safety and environment test and this must be in date as required by the CPCS Scheme Rules (page 8 section B2 14-26 of the operator scheme rules). Failure to comply with this will lead to candidate not being eligible to take their course/test and full payment will still be applicable.


The CPCS A40b course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating as a Slinger / Signaller in order to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, a slinger signaller will be able to:

- Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller.

- Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.

- Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.

- Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.

- Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non- serviceable items.

- Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service.

- Identify centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads.

- Prepare and ready the area of operation.

- Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load.

- Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.

- Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures.

- Ensure load balance, security and integrity.

- Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location.

- Accurately place loads.

- Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures.

- Maintain safe working conditions.

- Carry out shut down and securing procedure

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