CPCS / Plant Courses

A40 Slinger Signaller – Experienced

To provide the candidate with a thorough understanding of both the CPCS theory test and the CPCS practical test that comprise the CPCS technical test for category A40 slinger signaller. Candidates will receive guidance on how to answer the theory test questions and revision materials that will enable them to complete the tests with confidence.




CPCS Red Card


2 Days

Valid for

2 Years


Supported by CITB grant

About this course

Day 1:

  • Assessment of the operative’s individual capabilities and thorough briefing on the theory questions.
  • Overview and explanation of the CPCS technical test
  • Provide knowledge of:
    • Relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice
    • The purpose of the main components, controls and terminology
    • The manufacturer’s requirements as described in the operator’s handbook and other sources of such information
    • Performing pre-use checks
    • Procedures for non-serviceable items
    • Establishing the weight and dimensions of loads and communicating this information to the crane operator
    • Preparing the area of operation
    • Relevant lifting accessory for a given load
    • Hazards underground and overhead services
    • Securing loads using relevant lifting accessory and procedures
  • Load balance, security and integrity
  • Guiding the movement and accurate placing of loads
  • Communication procedures

Day 2:

  • CPCS theory and practical technical test

Who this course is for

This course is designed for plant operatives who have a minimum of 12 months on-site experience operating slinger signaller. It aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to pass both elements of the CPCS technical test.


This course will have a large element of practical hands-on training. The delegate will also attend classroom-based training to prepare them for the CPCS theory test. All delegates are provided with and are encouraged to read the CPCS theory test questions and revision notes where provided.


Courses are available at CPCS centres nationally


Successful candidates will achieve a Red CPCS trained operator card valid for two years. During this two year period candidates will need to achieve the relevant plant NVQ that will enable them to upgrade their Red card to a Blue CPCS competent operator card.

Additional Information

Candidates should bring appropriate PPE and a passport photo.

We offer courses for all categories of plant listed under the CPCS Scheme. Please call us for more details.

Check price and availability

  • A member of our training team will contact you with course details, locations and prices.

Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English and have the operating experience as described in the ‘Introduction’ of this course overview. Candidates must have passed the CSCS H&S touch screen test within two years of taking the CPCS technical test.