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Banksman & Slinger

Course Code C35O1CO1

Course Cost: £500 + Vat Per Delegate

Forthcoming Course Dates

16 November 2017 Maersk Training Ltd - Newcastle 2 Days
23 November 2017 Maersk Training Ltd - Newcastle 2 Days
14 December 2017 Maersk Training Ltd - Newcastle 2 Days
21 December 2017 Maersk Training Ltd - Newcastle 2 Days

Training Course Information

For rigging and slinging and requiring best practice theoretical & practical training;

Date of Next Course: Thursday 16th November

(See other forthcoming dates below)

Venue: Maersk Training - Newcastle

Duration: Two Days

Awarding Body:

Course Benefits

To provide persons involved with rigging & slinging with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of:

  • Requirements for the marking of lifting components
  • Pre / Post user control and correct storage of equipment
  • Discard criteria
  • Recommended practice - IMCA SEL 019 , LOLER 1998, API RP 2D
  • Enterprise of Competence & end user equipment inspection

Furthermore, the course aims to equip persons involved with signalling, via radio or hand signals, knowledge of:

  • Correct use of radio and hand signal communication to ensure safe lifting operations.
  • Planning of lifting routes and lay down areas.
  • Safe Job Analysis & Risk assessment

The theory and practical Banksman and Slinger course content includes:

Theoretical training covering:

  • Calculation of lifting equipment capacities
  • Safe job analysis and Risk Assessment planning.
  • Equipment strengths and weaknesses
  • Slinging configuration

Practical training covering:

  • Lift planning and risk assessment
  • Lifting team basics
  • Blind Lifts
  • Slinging various types of load according to size, weight, shape and centre of gravity.
  • Choosing the correct lifting equipment
  • Visual check of slings (wire / fiber)
  • Visual check of lifting accessories

Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives for any delegates attending this Banksman and Slinger training course will include:

  • Provide examples of the result of incorrect use of lifting components and how this can be avoided
  • Show knowledge of the regulations regarding marking, documentation, use, maintenance, daily inspection and discard criteria of lifting gear
  • Choose correct lifting equipment and show correct methods of use
  • Direct crane operations safely using radio & hand signals
  • Develop and follow a lifting


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