Renewables & Wind Energy

GWO Slinger Signaller

GWO Slinger Signaller

Course Overview

This course provides awareness of the risks and hazards related to working with slinger signalling in the wind industry.

The course includes conducting slinging techniques and signalling during simple lifting operations. All operations covered are based on a lifting plan covering known hazards.

You must be registered on Winda prior to attending a GWO course.
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Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete GWO Slinger Signaller, delegates must hold:
    Delegates must be WINDA registered before arriving for the course.

Course Content

Delegates completing GWO Slinger Signaller will be able to;
- Attach and detach a load to and from a crane lifting attachment
- Initiate and direct the safe movement of a crane, including multiple slinger signallers during limited or blind lifts
- Adhere to a slinger signaller role and responsibilities during a lift
- Conduct visual pre and post inspection of lifting accessories and load
- Handle lifting accessories
- Ensure safe lift-off and lay down of a load
- Sling various types of load based on weight, centre of gravity, shape and size
- Carry out generic routine lifts in accordance with a lift plan
- Comply with instructions procedures set up by an employer to manage lifting
- Ensure equipment is properly used, maintained and defects reported

More information

  • Certification: A GWO certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Target audience: Personnel conducting slinging techniques and signalling during lifting operations in the wind industry.
  • Revalidation: There is no revalidation requirement for this training programme.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement.

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