GWO Slinger Signaller Training

GWO Slinger Signaller

GWO Slinger Signaller is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) course portfolio, which sets the standard for training in the global wind and renewable energy industry.

The standard has been developed to ensures safe lifting during manufacturing, installation and maintenance of wind turbines and their components wherever crane operations are necessary.

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Course Overview

GWO Slinger Signaller provides awareness of the risks and hazards related to working with slinger signalling in the wind industry.

Delegates will be equipped with the required knowledge and skills to conduct assigned slinger signaller tasks safely and efficiently.

The course includes conducting slinging techniques and signalling during simple lifting operations. All operations covered are based on a lifting plan covering known hazards.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO SIinger Signaller training course will be able to; 

  • Attach and detach a load to and from a crane lifting attachment
  • Initiate and direct the safe movement of a crane, including multiple slinger signallers during limited or blind lifts
  • Adhere to a slinger signaller’s role and responsibilities during a lift
  • Conduct visual pre and post inspection of lifting accessories and load
  • Handle lifting accessories
  • Ensure safe lift-off and lay down of a load
  • Sling various types of load based on weight, centre of gravity, shape and size
  • Carry out generic routine lifts in accordance with a lift plan
  • Comply with instructions/procedures set up by an employer to manage lifting
  • Ensure equipment is properly used, maintained and defects reported

Course Content

A GWO Slinger Signaller training course includes;

  1. Introduction and general safety
  2. Role and basic signals
  3. Legislation
  4. Lifting equipment types
  5. Accessories
  6. Dynamic or static
  7. Generic routine lifting plans
  8. Risk assessment
  9. Environmental impact
  10. Manual handling
  11. Slings
  12. Shackles
  13. Lifting bags
  14. Load attachment points
  15. Accessory storage, pre and post use check
  16. Quarantine
  17. Crane functions
  18. Load orientation devices
  19. Lifting angles and lifting zones
  20. Centre of gravity
  21. Roles and responsibilities
  22. Toolbox talk
  23. Hand signals
  24. Slinging techniques
  25. Summary and evaluation


Delegates completing a GWO Slinger Signaller training course must be: 

  • WINDA registered before arriving for the training


The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA) which allows your to verify your GWO certificates with employers.

Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.

View our step-by-step guide to registering with WINDA >>

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