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CPCS A40 Slinger/Signaller


4 Days

Course Description

Who Is This Course Designed For:

The CPCS A40 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating as a Slinger / Signaller in order to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests

Course Content:

  1. Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller.
  2. Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.
  3. Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the technical data, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  4. Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.
  5. Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non- serviceable items.
  6. Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service.
  7. Identify centres of gravity and estimate weights of loads.
  8. Prepare and ready the area of operation.
  9. Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load.
  10. Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  11. Secure various types of load to a lifting hook using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures.
  12. Ensure load balance, security and integrity.
  13. Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location.
  14. Accurately place loads.
  15. Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures.
  16. Maintain safe working conditions.
  17. Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

A CITB operative H&S Test must have been passed within the last 2 years is required for this course. Once you have achieved your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card it lasts 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. 

Course contact Info

Date Posted:
24 August, 2018

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