Course Code: A40a

The CPCS A40a course aims to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training for operating as a Slinger / Signaller in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This category has been amended to add endorsements against a range of lifting equipment types to cover the increased use of slingers for a wider variety of lifting operations.

The endorsements are:

A – All Types: all duties
B – All Types: static duties
C – Knuckle boom: static only
D – Excavator only
E – Lift truck only

This is a 4 day novice course.

All prices are excluding VAT


Upcoming Course Dates

Location Date Places Available
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster04/05/20203
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster01/06/20203

About the course

This is a Novice level course:Our Novice level courses are for delegates who have had little or no training on the equipment.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, a slinger signaller will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the industry sector 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 manufacturers' requirements as per the technical data, other sources of information 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. 


Candidates must have taken a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test (within the last two years).

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