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Banksman Slinger

Bankman Slinger Course Overview

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.


Course Structure

The course is a mix of theory and practical with a bias towards practical exercises. Delegates are evaluated by means of an examination.


Course Content

The syllabus designed to ensure that on completion of training the delegates 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)


Course Duration

3 days.





Target Candidates

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.



An OPITO-approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.



Stage 1 certificate is valid for two years, during which time the Stage 2 logbook must be completed.



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