As of early 2016 the CITB 'Construction Industry Training Board' made some incremental changes to the CPCS A40 Slinger Signaller category. Historically this had no sub-category and all candidates, regardless of the type(s) of plant they worked around, would sit the same CPCS practical test.
This category has however now been amended to include endorsements against a range of lifting equipment, this in order to cover the increased use of slingers in a wider variety of lifting operations.
These new endorsements are as follows:
A40A - All Types - All Duties
A40B - All Types - Static Duties
A40C - Knuckle Boom
A40D - Excavator
A40E - Lift Truck
As a result of the additional endorsements, the number of learning outcomes has increased and these include key requirements for marshalling of plant, controlling loads during pick-and-carry duties and knowledge of when additional skills for particular lifting operations are required.
Similarly theory test questions have been increased to reflect the additions to the new safety critical outcomes. The practical test specification states the minimum sized or type of lifting equipment that must be selected for the test, for example the lift truck endorsement requires a telescopic handler.
Candidates working on a CPCS Red Traine Operator or Blue Competent Operator card (gained prior to 2016) that doesn't specify an endorsement are ONLY covered for Endorsement B 'STATIC DUTIES'.
In order to gain Endorsement A 'All Types/Duties' to include PICK & CARRY /ALL OTHER endorsments candidates will need to undertake the A95 Slinger Signaller 20 minute theory test.
- Customer Site (Training Only)
- Corby, Northamptonshire (Training & Testing)
- Cannock, Staffordshire (Training & Testing)
- Birmingham, Midlands (Training & Testing)
- Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Training & Testing)
- Reading, Berkshire (Training & Testing)
- Falmouth, Cornwall (Training & Testing)
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