Slinger Banksman

Slinger Banksman training with Didac delivers practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements.

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Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Training is available to
Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-3 Days 1-3 Days
Learners 3 Maximum 3 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Registration Fees (Per Person)
Certificate/Registration £20.00 + VAT £4.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card (750gsm) £20.00 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card & Certificate £25.00 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
LOLER 1998 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more

Get a Quote


    Slinger Banksman training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

    To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode and our sales staff will contact you with full details.

    0800 773 4230

    Training Syllabus

    Training syllabus

    • Legal Duties
    • Responsibilities
    • Lifting Tackle Types and Uses
    • Understanding of Equipment Limitations
    • Weight Estimation
    • Care and Maintenance of Equipment
    • Hooking Up Procedures
    • Communication and Signals

    Additional benefits

    • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
    • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
    • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

    Equipment Information

    Equipment information

    To conduct Slinging training, lifting equipment sufficient that a load can be attached and lifted is required. Any of the following can be used for Slinger training courses, not all is required but adequate equipment to sling a load must be available.

    Lifting Equipment. Lifting Tackle.
    Block and Tackle
    Forklift Truck
    Lorry Loader (HIAB)
    Mobile Crane
    Overhead Crane
    Plant Machinery
    Tower Crane
    Ancillary Equipment
    Chain Blocks
    Chain Slings
    Eye Bolts
    Lever Hoists
    Lift Truck Attachments
    Lifting Frames/Spreader Beams
    Round Slings
    Webbing Slings
    Wire Rope Slings

    Course Description

    Course description

    Slinger Banksman training courses informs Banksman of their responsibilities at all stages of a lift. Candidates on the Slinger course learn proper storage and care of lifting accessories and how to work with crane operators via proper communication methods ie. recognised hand / arm signals to guide and direct loads.

    Having a qualified Slinging and Lifting Banksman among your employees will help minimise risk and improve safety during any lifting operation.

    Available In-House (on your site) throughout the UK the Slinging course is available across the vast majority of slinging and lifting applications.

    The successful completion of Slinger Signaller courses awards candidates a Slinger Banksman certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a Slinger Banksman ticket.

    Training Locations

    On-site Slinger Banksman training, UK wide

    Didac deliver on-site Slinger Signaller training and other plant courses to any location across the UK.

    Some recent on-site training locations include:

    • Brighton
    • Bristol
    • Cardiff
    • Coventry
    • Derby
    • Dorset
    • Gloucester
    • Hampshire
    • Kent
    • Leicester
    • Lincoln
    • London
    • Newport
    • Nottingham
    • Portsmouth
    • Sheffield
    • Southampton
    • Surrey
    • Sussex
    • Swindon
    • Yorkshire

    Overseas Work

    Didac will always consider work overseas.

    Contact us about our overseas work policy.

    Frequently asked questions

    I want to work in the offshore oil and gas industry. Is this qualification suitable?
    No, you need to obtain an OPITO qualification to work in the offshore oil and gas industry.
    Is there a minimum age requirement for completing the Slinger Signaller course?
    With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

    You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

    Is there an upper age limit for completing the Slinger Signaller course?


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    A.M.L. Thornton-Cleveleys

    thanks for the excellent service


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    Stratton Contractors

    was very pleased from start to finish thanks

    Philip Page South Marston

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    I would certainly recommend, and done so to our Health and Safety rep.

    Nick Easton Portsmouth

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    Great Western Society

    I was very pleased with both trainers, who were knowledgeable and interested, both in their subject and the Site, as well as working with an old crane!

    Peter Jennings Oxfordshire