Banksman / Slinger – Refresher

Objectives:

To refresh operatives involved in basic slinging and crane lifting operations to guide crane operators by hand and radio signals, in both good and restricted visibility, and to safely carry out basic slinging procedures.

Course Content:

Classroom:-

  • Current legislation
  • Responsibilities of the banksman
  • Working with a crane
  • Crane hand and radio signals
  • Safe and correct methods of slinging
  • Use of tag lines

Practical:-

  • Inspection of equipment before use
  • Wire ropes & slinging
  • Round (endless) slinging
  • Shackles
  • Hooks
  • Eye bolts
  • Slinging of various loads
  • Banking/signalling crane using hand signals and radios in good and restricted visibility.
  • Correct procedures for stowage of lifting gear and procedures for dealing with damaged/faulty equipment.

Notes:

A room must be provided for the theory session of the course which is suitable for the number of delegates attending. We will also require a safe area for the candidates to undertake their practical banksman/slinging assessment. All equipment to be used for the practical sessions must meet industry standards and be certified as fit for use.

Course duration: One day

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