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Level 2 VQ Lifting Ops-Slinger Signaller

The Level 2 Vocational Qualification is for Slinger Signaller looking to progress CPCS/NPORS card to full competence status on all plant categories.

Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health & Safety Test (Within the last 24 months) and must also hold a current valid CPCS trained operative card (RED CARD) in order to begin this VQ.

Course Content


  • Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator

  • Selecting appropriate lifting tackle, attaching and detaching it correctly and safely

  • Directing the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions, giving clear and unambiguous signals in such a manner as to ensure the safety of personnel and plant

  • Determining the serviceability of lifting tackle maintaining and storing it correctly

  • The duties and responsibilities, as required by statute, of a slinger/signaller

  • The effects of load movement on the stability of a crane

  • Potential hazards associated with crane operation how to overcome them

  • The effect of varying the angles of multi-leg slings and how to calculate their safe working loads

  • Methods of establishing weights and dimensions of loads

  • The standard code of plant equipment signals

  • Operator problems of crane control

  • Automatic safe load indicators

  • Crane safety devices


These S/NVQ qualifications request the candidate to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that candidates are competent against a set of performance statements. Candidates are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with candidates and help them through the S/NVQ programme.


CPCS Card (Blue Competent Operators card)

This Level II S/NVQ is required to allow application for the CPCS BLUE CARD.


Live on site assessment carried out.

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