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Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

The Slinger/Signaller is the eyes and ears of the crane operator who could be over 50 metres above the ground in a tower crane or blinded by a blocked view in a mobile crane. Therefore, hand signals are required to communicate with the crane operator to ensure instructions are clear…

How to Become a Slinger Signaller

How to Become a Slinger Signaller

The slinger signaller has a vital role to play on a construction site, providing essential safety directions and supervising lifts. The slinger signaller works closely with and alongside lifting teams. This is a highly responsible job, since the slinger signaller is acting as the eyes and ears of the crane…

Guide to Telescopic Handler Training

Guide to Telescopic Handler Training

The telescopic handler training course is aimed at providing operators with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate Telescopic Handlers or Telehandlers on construction sites. The telescopic handler forklifts are widely-used within the construction, agriculture and warehousing industry. The primary use of telehandlers is for lifting pallet boards,…

The difference between NPORS and CPCS

The difference between NPORS and CPCS

What is CPCS CPCS or the Construction Plant Competency Scheme is a plant-based accreditation that tests a delegates knowledge and competency on the machine of choice. This accreditation uses a 2-card scheme to confirm levels of competency and training. The Red Trained Operator card is the first card in the…

What is NPORS and why you need it?

What is NPORS and why you need it?

NPORS or the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is an awarding body and a rapidly up and coming card scheme. Since NPORS was founded in 1992, it has continued to be a credible training alternative in the construction industry. Is NPORS a recognised card? NPORS is a credible and recognised…

Roofing and Cladding Training

Roofing and Cladding Training

Roofing or domestic roof construction is the process of creating the ‘framing and roof covering that is found on most detached houses in cold and temperate climates.’ Most buildings are built using timber as the main framework for the shape of the roof. This is then followed by cladding; the applying of materials on…

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