OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training
The OPITO Banksman & Slinger route to competence certification and reassessment includes four phases.
The first is the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training course which provides knowledge of the activities associated with the combined roles of the Banksman and the Slinger. The role of the Banksman and the Slinger are naturally combined in the workplace, although the skills required to fulfil each role are diferent.
The role of the Banksman includes relaying instructions to the crane operator during lifting activities. The Slinger prepares and 'slings' loads for lifting before releasing the loads at their destination.
The OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training course is comprised of four modules which cover the safety and regulatory requirements of Banksman and Slinger activities.
Delegates will complete a theory test at the end of the initial training programme to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge elements of the course. Performance in the practical exercises carried out in module 4 will also be evaluated against learning outcomes.
Delegates completing the OPITO Banskman & Slinger Initial Training course will be able to;
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to begin phase 2 by passing a theory test and practical evaluations
The OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training course includes;
MODULE 1: Introduction to Lifting Operations
- Regulations and safety issues
- Introduction to lifting roles and equipment
- Preparing for the lift
- Carrying out the lift
- Restoring the work area
MODULE 2: The Banksman's Role
- The Banksman's duties
- Communications and visibility
MODULE 3: Slinging Operations
- Principles of slinging
MODULE 4: Practical Exercises
- The role of a Banksman and Slinger in a planned lift
There are no prerequisites for an OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training course.
OPITO Banksman & Slinger Courses
AIS Survivex offer both the introductory OPITO Banksman & Slinger course as well as the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment and Competence Reassessments.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OPITO Banksman & Slinger standards were recently updated. For more infromation on the new route to competence please download our OPITO Banksman & Slinger Helpsheet >>