Course info

An OPITO-approved certificate valid for 2 years
5.0 Days
Who is it for
All personnel who are interested in carrying out Rigger, Banksman & Slinger operations.
A general standard of fitness is required
£1,150.00  (£1,380.00 inc VAT)
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The course provides a combination of theoretical and practical learning. The practical learning includes a wide variety of Lifting Operations and exercises on a large, purpose-built internal lifting frame together with the use of a large mobile crane within our external compound.

The course covers the following topics: 

  • Legislation, Regulations and Safety Issues
  • Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Introduction to Lifting Operations & Equipment
  • The role of the Rigger
  • The role of the Banksman
  • The role of the Slinger
  • Equipment identification and Selection
  • Weight identification and estimation
  • Basic Principles of Crane Operations
  • Communications and visibility
  • Conflicting Work Activities
  • On and off-shore hazards and Dynamic Factors
  • Environmental Factors
  • Preparations for Lifting Operations
  • Carrying out Lifting Operations (internally & externally)
  • Restricted access, blind lifts and unbalanced load lifts
  • Restoring the Work Area after lifting operations are completed

To successfully complete Stage 1 delegates must have demonstrated sufficient understanding of all of the learning outcomes for the course and at the end of day 3 and day 5 will be required to undertake a written test for Rigger and Banksman & Slinger Training respectively.

The delegates learning and understanding will also be assessed throughout the practical Lifting Operations.

The trainee Rigger and/or Banksman & Slinger has two years from the date of issue of his/her respective Stage 1 Certificate to complete the work site requirements outlined in the logbook in order to progress to Rigger or Banksman & Slinger Stage 3 Competence Certification.


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