CPCS A40 Slinger/Signaller
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
- Describe the
nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a
- 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-
- 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
- Ensure load
balance, security and integrity.
- Direct and guide
the movement of loads to different types of location.
- Accurately place
- Arrange, use and
comply with communication procedures.
- Maintain safe
- 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
Next Course: Dates available on request