NPORS N402 Slinger Signaller Training Course

This training course is for operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant test in order to gain a NPORS operator card for Slinger Signallers.

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Course Objectives

  • BS 7121 – Code of practice
  • PUWER ’98, HASWA ’74, LOLER ’98 - Legislation
  • Define the roles and responsibilities when undertaking lifting operations
  • Understanding and verifying crane documentation for lifting / accessories effectively, including certificates and documentation
  • Selection and use of different types of lifting accessories
  • Understand and use of the different forms of communication, including hand signals, used in lifting operations
  • Use of radio communications for the movement and positioning of loads
  • Slinging methods
  • Define the correct position and configuration in which to receive loads, e.g. weight identification, centre of gravity; including slinging of balanced and unbalanced loads and load integrity
  • Identify potentially unsafe lifting scenarios / practices and hazards
  • Be aware of the hazards of overhead services and set up exclusion zones as required

Teaching and Assessment

  • Two day combination of classroom based teaching and practical activity
  • Candidates will demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of practical and theory tests assigned by the tester.

Entry Requirements

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test completed and passed within the last two years before the course start date or NPORS test date.

A good level of written and spoken English is paramount to successfully complete this course. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact our office and we can discuss available options (for example, hiring a translator at an additional cost).


Upon successful completion of both the theory & practical tests the NPORS Operator Card is awarded, valid for three years.

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