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Slinger Signaller (N402)

2 Days

Our NPORS slinger signaller training is aimed at those wishing to pursue a lifting career and is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to gain entry to the construction industry.


Haunchwood Park Drive, Nuneaton, GB, CV10 9PD


Learn with the professionals – expert NPORS Slinger Signaller training from Ivor King

Our popular NPORS N402 slinger signaller training courses are aimed at those wishing to pursue a lifting career in construction. Especially catering for those with limited or no experience, our slinger signaller training is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to gain entry to the construction industry.

We run all slinger-signaller training using our permanently available crawler crane, so that you may fully understand all duties of the role.

On this course you’ll learn all current signals conforming to BS7121 – Code of practice for the safe use of cranes, and the correct procedures for identifying faulty accessories. Our training covers how to use radio communications, how to correctly sling, and how to correctly signal to the crane.

Our instructors teach slinging and signalling best practice to the recognised standard, and we’ll take you through various scenarios to help put you at ease when you’re out on-site.

Our NPORS slinger-signaller courses usually run for two days, but this duration may be reduced if you already have experience or just require a refresher.

We offer full flexibility on this course, which can run on an ad-hoc basis to meet the needs and demands of your training or testing. We offer a free assessment if you’re unsure of how much training you may or may not require.

Join us at our professional and modern training facilities in the heart of the Midlands and get the skills you need to progress your career in the construction industry. Easily accessible, we’re only 20 miles drive from Birmingham and just an hour from London on the train.

Course Details

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a Slinger / Signaller
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions
  • Be able to 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 and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any overhead hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger / Signaller use
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location using different methods of communication
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all out-of service and securing procedures

Please note, to be eligible to undertake this course, you must have passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test no more than two years before the course start date.



Haunchwood Park Drive, Nuneaton, GB, CV10 9PD


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