SLINGER/BANKSPERSON

COURSE CONTENTS/OBJECTIVES

Trainees will know their safety requirements for the use of lifting equipment.

Their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, LOLER and PUWER Regulations.

PPE requirements

Inspection requirements for lifting equipment

Slinging configurations, selection of slings and angles of slings and its effect upon the sling and lifting equipment

Advantages and disadvantages of various lifting techniques

Basic calculations of weights of loads and identifying centre of gravity of the load

Importance in knowing the effect of shock loading and carrying out a test lift

The trainees will be able to give a safe set of signals and they should be able to participate in the slinging, lifting and moving of various different loads that are available on site for the instructor and trainees to use.

COURSE DURATION

A One Day Course

Maximum number of trainees to one instructor 6

All trainees should be over 18 years old and medically fit enough for this type of work

Theoretical and practical tests of trainees ability

 

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The group was initially formed in 1968 and was known as the Luton and District Construction Training Group. However, to better reflect the geographical locations of the members, the name was changed in the 1980's to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Construction Group. In 1991 the group became Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Construction Training Limited. In 2008 to better reflect our position in the market place our name changed to Construction Training (B&H) Ltd.

 

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