1. Health & Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 L64
  2. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  3. LOLER Regulations 1998
  4. PUWER Regulations 1998
  5. Banksman Responsibilities
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  7. Recognise Signals
  8. Identification and Inspection of Slings
  9. How to Sling Loads
  10. Risk Assessment
  11. Inspection of Equipment
  12. Practical Training on Equipment
  13. Theory and Practical Assessment


The main purpose of this Banksman and slinger training is to provide personnel, who have little and no experience of the Banks man and Slinger role with the basic knowledge of activities associated with the combined roles, and the safety and regulatory requirements of those activities.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Successfully do a simple JSA for a lifting operation
  2. Sling loads appropriately
  3. Flag the crane operator appropriately.
  4. Carry out visual inspection of slings before using them
  5. Understand the color coding and marking of slings.
  6. Use the different lifting accessories appropriately.
  7. Follow the hands off procedures and employ taglines and push poles
  8. Understand the SWL and WLL of equipment and accessories