CSCS Slinger/Signaller (Banksman) - Non Experienced Operator


The purpose of this three day course is to ensure that all participants are trained in the correct use of appropriate signals when working with high rise cranes and other such machinery under supervision and in keeping with health and safety regulations. Under the 2013 Construction Regulations all machine operators working on construction sites must have a valid CSCS card or valid CSCS trainee operator's card for the item of plant being used. This course will give them the required knowledge on how to minimise the risk of accidents in their workplace while operating machines under supervision.

Please note that Safetech only run this course on a group booking basis & do not offer public dates for this course.

On successful completion participants will receive a SOLAS CSCS Card.

After six months work experience as a banksman participants must attend a one day assessment.

Aim Of Course

  • Understand the relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Identify workplace hazards regarding Slinger/Signaller.
  • Understand the principles for the correct selection of Lifting Equipment.
  • Identify Safe Working Load (S.W.L.) and Safe Sling Angles.
  • Identify and apply the full range of Slinging and Signaling methods.
  • Apply and Understand Slinger/Signaller Operations.
  • Carry out Operational Checks on all Lifting Equipment.


  • Safe Slinging and signaller procedures.
  • Safe Storage and Handling practices.
  • Control of Lifting Equipment.
  • Security and Safe Packing of Loads.
  • Marking Identification.
  • Crane Signals.
  • Balance and Stability.


  • 3 months experience on a site (not slinger/signaling)
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a valid Safe Pass Card

Method of Delivery

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Practical demonstration
  • Theory & Practical Assessment


3 Days


On successful completion candidates will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate and a CSCS Card.

Maximum No. of participants


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