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Slinging and Lifting Training

The lifting of heavy loads using cranes and other lifting machines goes back to the earliest days of civilisation. One of the most crucial elements of lifting operations is connecting the load to the lifting machine i.e slinging.


Slinging a load is therefore a responsible job requiring knowledge and skill to do it well and correctly. Knowledge of the equipment available, selecting the most suitable for a particular job and knowing how to check it before use and how to assemble and use it correctly is vital.

What will you learn?
  • Relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998 and LOLER 1998.

  • Complete risk assessments.

  • Planning a lift.

  • General lifting procedures.

  • Stability of the load and equipment.

  • Choice of lifting equipment.

  • Pre-use checks.

  • Hand signals


Candidates will be provided with a GTA in-house certification of competence on completion of the course.

Duration and cost:


  • Duration: Half a day

  • Cost: £100 per candidate

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