Lifting OperationsLifting Operations

Lifting Operations

Our Banksman & Slinger training is OPITO approved, Opito has been setting standards for the energy industry for over 30 years to help with the safety and competency of personnel.

The aim of the OPITO competence assessment and reassessment is to establish that the participant has the required underpinning knowledge, and practical skills to fulfil the role of Banksman and Slinger in a safe and effective manner.

Target Audience

This course is aimed for personnel who are involved in banking and slinging cranes, and those who supervise such work.

Course Overview

The 1-day course will assess candidates on their ability to bank a crane using hand and radio signals, to carry out correct slinging of different types of loads, and to demonstrate the ability to work safely with cranes. The assessment is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which candidates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding.

Course Objectives

By the end of this assessment candidates will have demonstrated their:

Knowledge of the relevant regulations pertaining to lifting operations;

Ability to inspect and assess loads in terms of their weight, centre of gravity and security;

Ability to carry out pre-use inspections on equipment to ensure safe lifting;

Knowledge and ability to correctly inspect containers and half heights, and understand the correct stowage and securing methods;

Ability to prepare and sling loads, and to direct and control the movement and placing of loads;

Knowledge of the safety precautions to be taken whilst working with cranes.


Competence Assessment (Stage 3):

This course is targeted to all personnel who wish to become Stage 3 OPITO certified competent Banksmen & Slingers, having previously completed banksman & slinger training or possess sufficient work experience by either presenting a workplace logbook or Employer’s reference letter.

Competence Reassessment (Stage 4):

This is targeted to all personnel who are involved in banking and slinging offshore and have previous experience. To be eligible for Stage 4 candidates must hold a valid Stage 3 or 4 certificate together with either the workplace logbook or Employer’s reference letter.