Slinger / Signaller – Controlling lifting operations slinger signaller operations

NVQ SlingingSignalling

Awarding Body:


Training course type:

• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) • Work-place on-site assessment

Novice training course duration:

• Up to 1 year to complete all units

Card options:

• 5-year NPORS CSCS competent operator blue card • 5-year CPCS CSCS competent operator blue card

Minimum age:



• Workplace experience in slinger signaller duties • CITB test for operatives with in 24 months


Bertie Tupper & Tuppco assessors

What’s involved in the assessment?

The candidate will be assessed on NVQ units relating to health and safety and machinery operation by means of:
• Observation
• Questions
• Demonstrations
• Professional discussion
• Witness testimonies

Assessment criteria

Mandatory core NVQ units:
• Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
• Slinging/Signalling and the movement of suspended loads in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

• Suitable and safe area to operate machine
• Balanced and unbalanced loads
• Lifting straps and chains
• Lifting machine – telehandler, crane, excavator
• Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
• Suitable welfare facilities
• Operators’ manual for lifting machine
• Risk assessment completed
• In date thorough test examination for machine

PPE Requirements

• Suitable head protection
• Suitable eye protection
• Suitable work clothes including wet weather
• Gloves
• Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
• High Viz

On-site NVQ assessments delivered

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire
Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex
Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire
East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

What is a slinger signaller?

A Slinger Signaller acts as the eyes and ears of the person operating the crane who won’t be able to see everything happening around them. An obstructed view for a Crane Operator increases loading and lifting risks, and general site safety can be compromised.

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying

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