Banksman Slinger LOLER

To provide persons involved with rigging & slinging with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of:

  • Requirements for the marking of lifting components
  • Pre / Post user control and correct storage of equipment
  • Discard criteria
  • Recommended practice –BS 7121, LOLER 1998
  • Enterprise of Competence & end user equipment inspection

To provide persons involved with signaling, via radio or hand signals, knowledge of:

  • Correct use of radio and hand signal communication to ensure safe lifting operations.
  • Planning of lifting routes and lay down areas.
  • Safe Job Analysis & Risk assessment


Theoretical training covering :

  • Calculation of lifting equipment capacities Safe job analysis and Risk Assessment planning.
  • Equipment strengths and weaknesses
  • Slinging configuration

Practical training covering:

  • Lift planning and risk assessment
  • Lifting team basics
  • Blind Lifts
  • Slinging various types of load according to size,weight, shape and center of gravity.
  • Choosing the correct lifting equipment
  • Visual check of slings (wire / fiber)
  • Visual check of lifting accessories
    • Give examples of the result of incorrect use of lifting components and how this can be avoided.
    • Show knowledge of the regulations regarding marking, documentation,use, maintenance, daily inspection and discard criteria of lifting gear
    • Choose correct lifting equipment and show correct methods of use.
    • Direct crane operations safely using radio & hand signals
    • Develop and follow a lifting plan and risk assessment.