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Slinger Banksman Training
Industrial & Plant

Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register (ITSSAR)

Training Delivery
On-site (Nationwide)

Training Centre

Training is available to



Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration

1-3 Days


3 Maximum

Theory Assessment

Practical Assessment

Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance

Certificates & Registration
Registration Fee Per Person (Paid directly to ITSSAR)

£8.00 + VAT

Photo ID Card (750gsm)


HSE Compliance
PUWER 1998

LOLER 1998

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Slinger Banksman Training
Industrial & Plant

Course Type / Short Course

Didac provides Slinger Banksman training courses to customers on their own site, throughout the UK.

Training is ITSSAR accredited, delivering practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements. 

Course duration is dependent upon learner numbers and candidate experience. Customers should enquire to discuss their exact requirements.

Successful candidates are awarded a photo ID card and certificate.

The client is required to supply the lifting equipment, lifting tackle, all PPE and equipment for training.

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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

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 360 Excavator training?


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.

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

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.

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