Course introduction

Module 1 – General Introduction The skills and knowledge of the operator often reflect on whether the use of lifting equipment is safe and efficient, which is prevalent for both the operator of the machine and those slinging the load. The first step for any operator is to receive the correct training needed to complete [...]


Module 2 - Legislation Module 2 covers the legislation affecting lorry loaders, with emphasis on the role of the Slinger / Signaller. The Standards that provide guidance on how to comply with the law. This second module covers Health & Safety legislation which will include The Health & Safety at Work Act, The Work at [...]

Introduction to the equipment

Module 3 – Introduction to the equipment Module 3 will give you an introduction to the equipment that you will be using when completing your slinging operations. Every sling should have its Working Load Limit (WLL) and Safe Working Load (SWL) marked upon it, with this information needing to be referred to before use. The [...]

Pre-operational & post-operational checks

Module 4 – Pre-operational and post-operational checks As outlined by the current regulations, the Slinger/Signaller has the duty and responsibility to ‘visually check all equipment before and after use, reporting any deterioration or faults found’. All slinging equipment must be visually checked on each occasion prior to using and slinging the load. Additionally, if any [...]

Planning the lift

Module 5 – Planning the Lift It is vital that every lifting operation has been properly planned and appropriately supervised, a risk assessment has been carried out, and that the lift is completed in a safe and sensible manner. All candidates involved in the lifting operation must have received the proper training and are competent [...]

Use of lifting accessories

Module 6 – Use of lifting accessories It is important to establish the weight of the load before making a lift. The weight of any load should be confirmed before making a lift, and operators should never lift a load if the weight is unknown. This module will also cover a number of factors and [...]

Storage & Maintenance

Module 7 – Storage and Maintenance Equipment needs to be stored and maintained properly to ensure it remains safe to use and that its longevity is increased. This module of the course will cover all aspects of correctly storing and maintaining your slinging equipment, such as: General storage & care of slings Round, Fibre Rope, [...]

Signaller duties and signals

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 [...]

Practical application of Slinging

Module 9 – Practical applications of Slinging In Module 9 students will take what has been learnt in the theory session on slinging and applying it to practical scenarios. Your instructor will advise on what applications they would like you to demonstrate and will help train you through areas you may find more difficult than [...]

Practical application of signalling

Module 10 – Practical applications of Signalling This Module will take what has been learnt in the theory session on signalling and applying it to practical scenarios. While studying to become a Slinger Signaller, in your earlier Modules, you will have covered the theory of slinger signalling, now its time to put this theory into [...]

Preparation for an assessment

Module 11 – Preparation for an assessment Revision and practice to prepare candidates for the assessments. This module is all about preparing students and supporting them with further revision on the areas both the student and instructor feel is needed. The additional revision and training in this module are geared towards preparing our students for [...]

Slinger Signaller Assessments

Module 12 – Assessments In Module 12 each student will undertake a final assessment that will demonstrate a student’s understanding and ability for both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ALLMI Slinger/Signaller course. The instructor will deliver the assessments, both theoretical and practical as part of this module.

Final administration and candidate feedback

Module 13 – Final administration and candidate feedback This module is when the students & their instructor will prepare course paperwork for submission to ALLMI and an opportunity for students to provide feedback on different elements of the course. This module provides a great opportunity for each student to provide their honest feedback on the [...]

Our HIAB operator training courses cover a multitude of modules, we explain the included modules within this section to help assist our students in their preparation for their intensive training course for all of the following HIAB courses.