Lifting and Slinging Course

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Lifting and Slinging Course 1-2 Day

Lloyds British International's lifting and slinging two day course is to provide delegates with an understanding of the theory and rating of lifting equipment, an overview of the legislation as applied to the user and provide an appreciation and practical experience of types of lifting equipment and conducting routine pre-use inspections.

Furthermore the training teach the operators to safely sling and move loads using the correct equipment. On completion of the one day course, the operator will know:

Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

The importance of sling angle in relation to safe working load

The importance of weight and centre of gravity in relation to the safe working load of the lifting tackle

Signalling codes for slingers

Statutory Requirements:

British Standards:

  • BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006 Safe Use of Cranes
  • BS7121 Part 3: 2000 Safe Use of Mobile Cranes Managing the Lifting Operation
  • Planning the Lifting Operation
  • The Role of the Crane Supervisor
  • Basic Standard and Complex Lifts

Introduction to Slinging:

  • Recognition of damaged parts
  • Examination and Inspection
  • Colour Coding
  • Storage
  • Correct Use of Slings
  • Methods of Slinging
  • Use of Charts
  • Angles of Lift

Load Movement:

  • Load Inspection
  • Load Packing
  • Load Stacking
  • Route Planning
  • Correct Slinging
  • Positioning of load in relation to slinger
  • Movement Instruction
  • Job Completion Procedure

Design for Lifting:

  • Special loads
  • Weight Assessment
  • Choice of Equipment to suit SWL Configurations
  • Centre of Gravity Calculation

Signalling and Communication:

  • Driver/Slinger Teamwork
  • Choice of signals

Who Will Benefit?

Those who will need to move loads using various Lifting Equipment’s as their daily duties.


A Mobile Crane, Overhead Crane or Hiab will be required on site on day of course

PPE Required

Hard Hat, Safety Harness, High Vis Jacket/Vest and Boots

Should you wish to attend the lifting and slinging course Please get in touch with one of Lloyds British Internationals expert team members by using the contact form below. Lloyds British International offer the following lifting and slinging Training in Ghana, Uganda, Kuwait and Bahrain

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