Advanced Machinery Services

Slinger Banksman Training Course

WHAT IS SLINGER BANKSMAN TRAINING? On-site training for candidates of all experience levels; novice, experienced and refresher. The client is required to provide the lifting equipment for training. Didac instructors can tailor Slinger Banksman training to the type of lifting equipment, lifting tackle and specific job requirements to equip your employees with the relevant skills to be effective in their job. Every endeavour is taken to minimise the impact on normal working operations and ensure that training is relevant and industry specific. Legal Requirements - Training complies with:

  • PUWER 1998
  • LOLER 1998
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Refresher training to be taken every 3 to 5 years in line with current HSE guidance.


  • 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


  • Candidates undertake both theoretical and practical training and assessment.
  • Candidates receive a high quality printed A5 training manual and guidance booklet.
  • Training can 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, valid for a period to cover the time taken for certificates and photo ID cards to be issued.
  • Training is delivered by fully qualified instructors; evidence of instructor competency is available on request.


  • Plant operator qualifications can be accredited by either the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) or the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS). Both ITSSAR and NPORS are members of the Accrediting Bodies Association Workplace Transport (ABA) which is recognised by the HSE and independently audited by the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL). NPORS has also recently been granted full recognition by the major contractors group.


  • 1 – 2 days dependent upon learner numbers and experience.


  • National Delivery within the workplace


  • Please contact Didac to discuss your needs.


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