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OPITO Banksman and Slinger

A Banksman & Slinger is responsible for ensuring safety in crane, rigging and slinging operations. OPITO accredited Banksman & Slinger training will enable you to undertake the role and preserve the safety of all crew members. 

The OPITO Approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 Training Standard provides the introductory training programe for personnel wishing to become competent in Banksman & Slinging activities in the oil & gas industry.

OPITO Banksman & Slinger Course covers the following topics: 

- Regulations and Safety issues
- Introduction to Lifting Roles & Equipment
- Prepare for the lift
- Carry out the lift
- Restoring the Work Area
- Banksman duties
- Communications and visibility
- Principles of Slinging
- The role of the Banksman & Slingers in a planned lift



In the second stage, the delegate will record his/her lifting activities and complete a list of prescribed tasks in a logbook to record completion of the prescribed tasks will be given to the candidate by the training provider along with the OPITO approved Stage 1 Training certificate. Work under supervision of a competent person.

The logbook should accompany the trainee banksman & slinger to the worksite so he/she can complete the required tasks under supervision of a competent person.

Each lift must occur on different dates and be signed off by the competent person responsible for the lift and the trainee banksman or slinger’s supervisor.

On completion of the logbook, the entire document should be approved by a LOLER Competent Person or LOLER Focal Point.


Click here to book your place on the OPITO Banksman & Slinger course. You can also call us on 0844 800 1810 to book over the phone.


This course is held in our training centre at the address below.

Units 3 & 4 Jupiter Court

Orion Business Park
Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 7SE

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