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OPITO Banksman Slinger Stage 3 and 4

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


The OPITO Stage 3 & 4 Banksman & Slinger competence assessment aims to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of the Banksman & Slinger safely and effectively.


The Target group for Stage 3 are personnel that wish to become an OPITO-certified competent Banksman & Slinger - having successfully completed the OPITO Stages 1 & 2 Banksman & Slinger Training and Workplace Experience, OR possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible directly for the OPITO Stage 3 assessment.


Candidates must possess a valid OPITO approved Stage 1 Banksman Slinger Training Certificate and a fully completed OPITO Stage 2 Logbook OR a formal letter from the candidate’s employer or senior employer representative stating that the candidate has met the equivalent standards to be eligible for the Stage 3 assessment.


The target group for Stage 4 are personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 3 or Stage 4 competent certificate (two year validity for each certificate). Candidates for Stage 4 re-assessment require a valid OPITO-approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Banksman & Slinger Certificate.


The Stage 3 & 4 Competence Course provides a combination of practical assessment and written theory test. The practical assessment requires the candidate to direct and control the movement and placement of loads and prepare and sling loads to be moved by a large mobile crane. The Knowledge Assessment comprises a ‘closed book’ written test of which the pass mark is 80%.


The lifting operations will be conducted at our state of the art Rigging and Lifting Centre of Excellence.


The Stage 3 certificate will only be awarded if the candidate successfully completes both the Knowledge Assessment and the Practical Assessment. The successful candidate will then be deemed competent to undertake Banksman & Slinger operations in the workplace.



Click here to book your place on the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 3 or 4 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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