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Slinger / Signaller Course Revision

Following record levels of uptake in 2019 with over 20% growth in registrations, demand for ALLMI’s industry recognised Slinger / Signaller course has continued to be strong this year, in spite of the unprecedented challenges.

ALLMI has long been promoting the importance of Slinger / Signaller training, raising awareness of the problems that can occur when this is neglected. The Association continues to drive this important message, educating those that believe putting staff through a lorry loader operator course will provide them with a sufficient level of skill and understanding to act as a slinger – this is not the case; specific training should be undertaken in order to be proficient in this area, and this is a requirement under the Health & Safety at Work Act, PUWER and BS7121 Part 4.

ALLMI Training & Project Officer, Jon Kenyon, comments “The use of inadequately trained slingers can be a major cause of accidents, as well as damaged equipment, and having properly trained personnel in this role can prevent these issues, creating a safer and more efficient working environment. ALLMI’s course supplies the rigorous training necessary to achieve these benefits and has played a crucial role in raising the standard of Slinger / Signaller practices throughout the UK lorry loader industry.”

He continues “In spite of the course’s popularity, our approach is always to continually evolve and improve what we do, and to this end we have recently been working on a revision to the Slinger / Signaller programme. We are now in the final stages of completing the draft material, after which further industry consultation will be held and trial courses undertaken.”

Look out for future updates concerning ALLMI’s Slinger / Signaller course revision. To book an ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course, please contact an ALLMI training provider.