What is SLS?

 

The Slinger Signaller (SLS) course is the GWO standard training aimed at wind industry personnel, especially those who work in load lifting and signalling in WTG environment. SLS certifies the acquisition of knowledge, skills and risk awareness about these tasks, so that delegates can protect themselves and others.

Permanent validity

SLS Course

 

Slinger Signaller (SS) is a certification that trains personnel to perform efficiently and safely signalling tasks in load attachment and detachment, crane handling, and compliance with safety regulations. Having completed this course, the delegate will develop a risk awareness on load lifting tasks so that they can protect themselves and others. 

Module Objectives

The Slinger Signaller course ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Attach and detach the load to and from the crane lifting attachment.
  • Initiate and direct the safe movement of the crane, including multiple slinger.
    signallers during limited or blind lifts.
  • Adhere to their role and responsibilities during the lift.
  • Conduct visual pre and post inspection on lifting accessories and load.
  • Handle of lifting accessories.
  • Ensure safe lift-off and lay down of the load.
  • Sling various types of load, based on weight, centre of gravity, shape and size.
  • Carry out generic routine lifts in accordance with the lift plan.
  • Comply with instruction/procedures set up by the employer to manage lifting.
  • Ensure that equipment is properly used, maintained and defects reported.

Slinger Signaller

Content: train delegates to work in WTG environments performing tasks such as attachment and detachment of loads to cranes, directing the crane’s movement, conduction inspections and handling lifting accessories, all in a safe manner according to GWO standars. 
Hours: 16 hrs

Validity: Permanent

Module Objectives

The Slinger Signaller course ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Attach and detach the load to and from the crane lifting attachment.
  • Initiate and direct the safe movement of the crane, including multiple slinger.
    signallers during limited or blind lifts.
  • Adhere to their role and responsibilities during the lift.
  • Conduct visual pre and post inspection on lifting accessories and load.
  • Handle of lifting accessories.
  • Ensure safe lift-off and lay down of the load.
  • Sling various types of load, based on weight, centre of gravity, shape and size.
  • Carry out generic routine lifts in accordance with the lift plan.
  • Comply with instruction/procedures set up by the employer to manage lifting.
  • Ensure that equipment is properly used, maintained and defects reported.

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Hear the experts

By definition, the BST has improved the alignment and quality of safety training because we now have a standard that delivers a baseline of competence. As an owner/operator of wind turbines, we wouldn’t allow anyone to work on site without the certification.

Dr. Jill Lees

Director of HSE and Sustainability, E.ON Climate & Renewables