To deliver thorough practical and theory-based slinger and signaller training to allow the candidate to competently and safely conduct the construction plant operating role and pass the CPCS Signaller/Slinger training course Theory and Practical Tests. Signaller training is very crucial for any operating role within the construction industry. Both signaller and slinger training creates an efficient workforce that will ensure your construction work is completed efficiently to the exact requirements.
Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.
Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator
Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching it correctly and safely
Directing the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions, giving clear and unambiguous signals in such a manner as to ensure the safety of personnel and plant
Determining the serviceability of lifting tackle maintaining and storing it correctly
The duties and responsibilities, as required by statute, of a slinger/signaller
The effects of load movement on the stability of a crane
Potential hazards associated with crane operation how to overcome them
The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads
Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads
The standard code of plant equipment signals
Operator problems of crane control
Automatic safe load indicators
Crane safety devices
Candidate will gain knowledge and competance to competently and safely carry out the plant operators role.
MethodsTeaching Methods Teaching is carried out both in a classroom environment teaching theory and within a simulated working environment with candidates using the plant machinery and practically applying the theory.
Assessment Methods CPCS Theory & Practical Testing takes place on the last day of the course.
This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of both CPCS Technical Tests).
Trained Operator Card (RED)
The Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards. Experienced and able operators may hold a Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ.
Once you've obtained your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.
Competent Operator Card (BLUE)
The Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).
Sign up for a Blue CPCS Vocational Qualification here.
Pre-requisites: You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues. The relevant CITB Health Safety & Environment touchscreen test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).