Banksman and Slinger (Stage 3) Competence AssessmentDownload as PDF
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Please make sure pre-requirements are met
A valid OPITO -approved Stage 1 Banksman and Slinger Training Certificate. A fully completed logbook, based on the OPITO Stage 2 Banksman and Slinger Standard workplace requirements. Note: An experienced banksman & slinger can opt to take the Stage 3 Assessment without completing Stage 1 and 2, providing they have verifiable evidence of the relevant experience (see course content for more information).
Banksman and Slinger (Stage 3) Competence Assessment
The objective of the OPITO Stage 3 competence assessment is to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfil the role of Banksman and Slinger safely and effectively.
The Banksman & Slinger (Stage 3) Competence Assessment is for personnel wishing to become OPITO certified competent Banksman & Slingers
All delegates must hold a valid and in-date OPITO-approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 training certificate, AND
A full completed logbook based on the OPITO Stage 2 Banksman and Slinger Training Stage 2 requirements.
When the candidate does not hold valid certification, a formal letter form their employer may be submitted stating that they have met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 Banksman and Slinger Training Stage 2 logbook requirements.
The OPITO-approved Banksman and Slinger Stage 3 competence assessment comprises both a knowledge assessment and a practical assessment. Delegates must successfully complete both elements for certification.
Upon successful completion of the assessment, delegates will be awarded with an OPITO-approved Banksman and Slinger Stage 3 competence assessment certificate.
Certification is valid for 2 years. Prior to expiry delegates must complete the Banksman & Slinger Stage 4 Competence Reassessment to remain certified.
The course takes the form of a practical assessment and delegates must demonstrate their competency in the following areas:
• Direct and control the movement and placing of loads
o Maintaining clear and accurate communication with crane operator
o Awareness of other ongoing operations which may affect lifting activities
• Prepare and sling loads
o Establish the weight of the load
o Determining and checking the lifting method
o Lifting accessories
o Slinging of loads
o Clearing the work area