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OPITO Combined Rigger Banksman Slinger

OPITO is the industry's focal point for skills, learning and workforce development. The Academy is a self-sustaining, employer and trade union led organisation committed to developing and sustaining a safe, skilled and effective workforce. The OPITO Rigging Stage 1 course is widely recognised as the industry-standard introductory rigging and lifting course.

Delegates undertaking and successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to begin the second stage of their training in the workplace under supervision.  

The course is delivered over three days and provides a combination of theory (classroom-based) and practical learning. Delegates will take part in a range of practical lifting operations in our purpose-built rigging and lifting facility in North Shields.

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


Click here to book your place on the OPITO Combined Rigger 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.

Unit 3 & 4 Jupiter Court

 Orion Business Park

Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate

North Shields

Tyne & Wear

NE29 7SE

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