Module 8 – Signaller Duties and Signals
This module will cover the duties of a signaller, as well as the signals you would expect to see and will learn about in your training course.
As outlined, the signaller should be ‘responsible for relaying the signal from the slinger to the lifting equipment operator’. Additionally, the signaller can be given the responsibility for ‘directing movement of the lifting equipment and load instead of the slinger’.
There is a multitude of different signals that you will need to be aware of when signalling, this module will cover the signals that are generally recognised by industry and construction. There are instances where individual company signals can be used, but the signalling code in use much be understood by all candidates, who must be able to follow each signal.
All signals need to be clear, and if you are in doubt of any signals, do not operate any controls.