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Updated Slinger / Signaller Course Trials

With a draft of new material in place, ALLMI has been progressing the revision of its Slinger / Signaller training by recently delivering a series of trial courses.

Designed to gauge the impact of updated content on a number of fronts, such as timings, delivery and candidate engagement, the trial courses have proved to be a big success.  ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, comments “The feedback from candidates has been extremely positive and, in conjunction with the ALLMI Training Standards Committee, we look forward to completing the revision process over the coming months.” 

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 who believe that 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.

Remember: the use of inadequately trained slingers can be a major cause of accidents, as well as damaged equipment.  Having properly trained personnel in this role can prevent these issues, creating a safer and more efficient working environment.  To book an ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course, please contact an ALLMI training provider.