The OPITO Banksman & Slinger Assessment is a 1 day assessment to ensure competence in the role of the banksman as well as the slinger. There is no training involved and you will be required to perform various lifts in both banksman & slinger roles
OPITO Banksman & Slinger Assessment (Stage 3) and Reassessment (Stage 4):
The OPITO Banksman slinger assessment and reassessment is a 1 day assessment to ensure that are competent in the role of the banksman as well as the slinger. There is no training involved, you will be required to perform various lifts in the role of the banksman and as the slinger using both hand signals and hand-held radio.
The course content will ensure delegates are able to:
- As banksman- direct and control the movement and placing of the following loads
- Simple pre-slung load
- A bundled tubular lift
- Restricted access lift
- A lift in which a load has an offset centre of gravity
- A blind lift
As a slinger-
Pre-requisites for OPITO Banksman & Slinger Assessment (Stage 3)
Prerequisites Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment (stage 3) delegates must possess:
- Prepare and sling a simple lift
- Prepare and sling a bundle of at least 3 tubulars
- Prepare and sling a load with an offset centre of gravity.
- All equipment must be inspected prior to use and all safety points will be discussed and implemented.
(a) A valid OPITO-approved Banksman and Slinger Initial Training Certificate.
(b) A fully completed and valid OPITO Banksman and Slinger Workplace Experience Logbook and supporting evidence each of the 10 tasks, such as a copy of the lifting plan, permit or tool box talk, based on the OPITO Banksman and Slinger Initial Training Standard and Banksman and slinger Workplace Experience Logbook requirements, which has been signed as true and valid by the employing company head of discipline or the employing company discipline manager and confirmed by the Centre as being present and correct prior to assessment taking place.
(c) A OPITO Approved Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment or Re-Assessment Certificate awarded with the previous 30 months*.
(d) Evidence that they have been assessed as competent and have achieved an equivalent qualification/certification by a nationally recognised awarding body, awarded within the previous 30 months. Please note that after two years the certificate would no longer be valid (see Note 1 below).
Note 1: Learners who possess an OPITO Banksman and Slinger Assessment or Re-Assessment Certificate which has expired by more than 6 months will be required to attend the OPITO Banksman and Slinger Initial Training prior to undertaking the Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment. In these instances, there will be no requirement to complete a Work Experience Logbook.
Pre-requisites for OPITO Banksman & Slinger Reassessment (Stage 4)
A valid OPITO Banksman & Slinger Assessment certificate (Stage 3)