Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a slinger/signaller

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per technical data, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories (relevant to the endorsement) and identify non-serviceable items
  • Identify specialist lifting accessories relevant to the endorsement
  • Explain when additional skills and knowledge for lifting operations may be required
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service

Setting up for work

  • Confirm methods of communication with the machine operator
  • Identify centres of gravity and establish weights of loads
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation and maintain exclusion zones
  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load
  • Explain actions required for hazards including underground and overhead services

Working Tasks

  • Secure and detach various types of load to the requisite lifting point using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures
  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity
  • Guide and control the movement of loads to different types of location
  • Explain the importance and locations of positions of safety for a slinger and other personnel
  • Accurately place loads
  • Use and comply with a range of communication procedures
  • Provide directions where the machine operator cannot observe the full path of the load
  • Maintain safe working situations

Working Tasks (Pick & Carry Duties)

  • Assess and confirm that the area for machine movement is suitable for manoeuvring activities and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties (endorsements A, D and E)
  • Control loads during pick-and-carry duties (endorsements A, D and E)

Completing Work

  • Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures