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OPITO -Banksman and Slinger Training (Stage 1)

The course provides information on the safe and correct use of lifting equipment and accessories and best practice to promote a safer environment for persons involved. The course is to OPITO-approved standards.

Personnel wishing to be involved with the slinging of loads and signalling of cranes. It is also beneficial to offshore line management and other personnel with a responsibility for safe crane lifting operations.

The syllabus is designed to ensure that on completion of training the delegate will be able to:

  •     Identify common unsafe practices and probable consequences
  •     Understand lift planning
  •     Relate to crane lifting related incidents
  •     Understand relevant legislation applicable to lifting operations
  •     Understand basic functions of a crane
  •     Understand crane hand and radio signals
  •     Understand lifting operation risk assessment
  •     Understand responsibilities of a banksman/slinger
  •     Understand safe and correct methods of slinging loads, correct use and care of equipment (includes pre-use examination of equipment and identification of defects)