Cranes, Slinging & Lifting

Training and testing is conducted to CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) or NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) standards. If required training can be tailored to your requirements offering in house only certification.

PRO Logistics Training offer training on a wide variety of cranes together with slinging & lifting.

Personnel who use overhead, pendant or gantry cranes without formal training, do not understand the dangers and difficulties arising from inappropriate use of lifting equipment, selection of wrong tackle and slinging techniques.

The accredited course will cover (maximum of four candidates) the following:

• Inspection of lifting equipment and tackle
• Safety signs and signal regulations 1996
• Hazard identification
• Relevant legislation – HASAWA 1974, PUWER 1998 & LOLER 1998
• Selection of slings and tackle
• Slinging techniques
• Load weight assessment
• Operator’s safety code
• Assessment and testing

At the conclusion of the programme, or after remedial tuition for the experienced, each candidate will undertake a test of operating ability, to a level pre-set by the relevant accrediting body. The test is closely linked to the operator’s ability to undertake slinging and lifting duties in the workplace safely.

Course content

Day 1

For the operator who has been previously trained and tested, and requires reassessment and testing to prove continuing competence to operate. Also for the highly experienced operator who has 12 months or more continuous operating background.

Day 2

For the operator who is usually self-taught with less than 6 months experience but has slipped through the net and has never had formal training. It bridges the gap between basic training and no training.

Day 3

For the operator who has no experience. This BASIC OPERATOR’S COURSE is recognised as the standard length of programme to provide the operator with a good foundation in operating skills.


All successful candidates can apply (via the training provider) for inclusion on the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme. They will then be issued with a card bearing their photograph and a list of the types of plant they are trained and tested to operate.

Slinger Signaller Courses

Specifically for the slinger – signaller, the Pro Logistics course is designed to provide candidates with theoretical knowledge and practical training to safely sling and signal loads, as required by current legislation.

By the end of the course all delegates will be able to:

• Identify and select the correct lifting tackle for the job
• Identify and comply with manufactures instruction in accordance with the manufacturers handbook, other information sources i.e. duty charts and applicable legislation
• Explain all relevant documentation
• Safety signs & signal regulations
• Carry out pre-use & post use checks
• Hazard identification
• Slinging methods
• Load weight assessment
• Working to lift plans
• Keep within safe working parameters
• Blind lifts
• Pass an assessment made by testing

Who should attend?

Personnel who are required to lift & sling loads, working with any type of lifting equipment i.e. mobile cranes, tower cranes, lifting jibs etc.

Course DurationDuration
Experienced Operatives (*Assessments Only)1 day41 day4
Novices3 days43 days4

* All delegates will be profiled prior to assessment & course durations may vary dependant on operators experience.

Outcome: Successful delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement.