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Banksman and Slinger (Stage 3) Competence Assessment

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    GBP 341.00

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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.

Target Group

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.

Course Contents

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