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What is the CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller (All Duties) Novice Course?

The CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller (All Duties) Novice course aims to provide you with a thorough practical and theory training in operating as a Slinger / Signaller in order to be enable you to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests and operate on site.

What’s Included in the CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller (All Duties) Novice Course?

The training offered is for All Duties (Endorsement A)*

*Includes slinging whilst using a crane that allows pick and carry duties.

Static Duties (Endorsement B)

Excavator Only (Endorsement D)

Slinger Signaller Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their roles 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.
  • Accurately place loads.
  • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures.
  • Maintain safe working conditions.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

Certification and Assessment

You will take a verbal theory test, and complete a practical assessment. If you’re successful you will receive a 2 Year CPCS Category A40 Red Trained Operator License.

Those with 2-3 years or more experience can add on the NVQ assessment at the same time to progress straight to the 5 Year CPCS Blue Competent Operator card.

Prerequisites to Attend the A40 Course

  • You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current health and safety issues.
  • The CITB Operatives Health & Safety touch screen test must be current and in date. (Completed within the last 24 months)