CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller Amendments – effective 19/01/2015

We have had an enquiry recently regarding CPCS Slinger Signaller training from a service leaver based in Scotland. Patrick was looking to be trained to CPCS standard for slinger signaller, and although its not something we can offer, both through ELCAS and because we cannot deliver CITB accredited training, I took it upon myself to try and help Patrick.

Although we couldn’t help Patrick, we are an ITSSAR Accreddited Training Centre, and can offer Slinger Signaller courses accredited by ITSSAR at either our site in Barton Hill – or at your site nationwide.

Here is what I found;

Firstly, with effect from 19th January 2015, the category that was simply Slinger Signaller was split into a range of different types. This was put into place to cover the increased use of slingers on a wider variety of lifting operations.

It is a legal requirement under The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 that every lifting operation is carried out in a safe manner, which includes use of a responsible person to guide the crane using suitable means of communication, and to securely attach the load to the crane.

What is a Slinger Signaller course for?

This course is designed to give you the knowledge required to direct the crane using recognised signalling systems, and to ensure that loads are ‘as safe in the air as they are on the ground’.

What are the added endorsements?

This category is being amended to add endorsements against a range of lifting equipment types to cover the increased use of slingers for a wider variety of lifting operations. The range includes:

  • A40A– All Types – all duties
  • A40B– All Types – Static duties
  • A40C– Knuckle boom static only
  • A40D– Excavator only
  • A40E– Lift truck only

Learning outcomes have subsequently increased for this course, including;

  • Key requirements for marshalling of plant
  • Controlling loads during pick-and-carry duties
  • Knowledge of when additional skills for particular lifting operations are required.

What (if any) are the pre-requisite for taking this course?

Before taking the course you must have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course.

How is this course run?

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based lessons and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests

 

Successful Completion:

Successful candidates will be awarded a CPCS Trained Operator card for Slinger Signaller.

 

Average cost for this course;

You can book this course directly with CITB, at one of their sites (Derbyshire or Norfolk) for £1225. It is not entirely clear, but we assume this includes VAT.

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NEW Pedestrian Counterbalance Forklift Available @ Our Bristol Training Centre

HL Training Services has aquired a NEW forklift, one that we have never had access to before at our training centre. Of course we have Counterbalance Forklifts, Reach Trucks, Pivot Steer (Bendi), VNA and much more… but now we have a Pedestrian Counterbalance Forklift Truck.

If you are interested in becoming an operator on pedestrian counterbalance forklift trucks, or you are an instructor and want to add this to your repertoire of courses you are able to train, call us today to arrange our nearest available date.

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Falling boxes killed man at a fish processing company in Plymouth

A Plymouth based company have been fined £500,000 after falling boxes killed a man at their fish processing location in Plymouth.

22 year old Tomas Suchy was helping clear up a fallen stack of frozen fish boxes when there was another fall of stock which stuck him. The HSE investigated the incident – which happened 2 and ½ years ago, to find there was not a safe system of work or instruction of staff on how pallet should be stored.
Interfish Limited pleaded guilty to beaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and has to pay £24,800 costs on top of the £500,000 fine.
For more information, and to see the HSEs comments along with pictures taken of the stacks, please follow the link below;
http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/fish-processing-firm-fined-after-man-killed-by-falling-boxes/?ebul=twitter

A Crew Member has died at Easter Ross Harbour

A man has died after being involved in an accident with a Forklift Truck. The man, thought to be from the Philippines, was a crew member of a boat docked at Easter Ross harbour as is thought to have been using the forklift prior to the accident to transport a container.

The man became trapped underneath the forklift, and the emergency services were called. The HSE are liaising with the police on this matter.

A spokesperson said “Sadly, one man has died as a result of the injuries he sustained. A full investigation has been launched.”

Please see full story at the below link;
http://www.forkliftaction.com/news/newsdisplay.aspx?nwid=17617

Available Courses week commencing 02/05/16 onwards

To access our list of available courses, please read through this blog. Otherwise, you can visit our facebook, twitter, linkedin or google+ pages. These all get updated regularry, however courses fill quickly, so to book your place and avoid disappointment, call the office today! 0117 952 5625

Course Title
Operator Experience
Course Duration
Date Available
NOTE: 1 Day = 7½ Hours
Counterbalance Experienced Operator
Previous Forklift Experience Required
3 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
11/05/2016 until 13/05/2016
Counterbalance Refresher
Previous Counterbalance Certificate Required
1 Day – 09:00 until 16:30
09/05/2016
Reach Truck Conversion
Alternative, Current Forklift Certificate Required
2 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
9/05/2016 until 10/05/2016
Pivot Steer Conversion
Alternative, Current Forklift Certificate Required
2 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
09/05/2016 until 10/05/2016, 20/06/2016 until 21/06/2016
Pallet Stacker
Alternative, Current Forklift Certificate Required
1 Day – 09:00 until 16:30

05/05/2016

HIAB – Lorry Mounted Crane – Novice Operator
No experience required
2 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
12/05/2016 until 13/05/2016
HIAB – Lorry Mounted Crane – Refresher
Previous HIAB Cert required
1 Day – 09:00 until 16:30
06/05/2016
Telescopic Forklift Refresher
Previous Telescopic Cert Required
1 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
13/05/2016
360 Excavator
Novice Operator
3 Days – 09:00 until 16:30
03/05/2016 until 07/05/2016