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Slinger Signaller Training Course

Course aims

The NPORS N402 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in Slinging and Signalling Loads in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

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Course content

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 procedures.

To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory and Practical Test.