Course Title

Opito Banksman/Slinger Stage-1
Course Code: 6053

Course Duration

6 Months – 12 Months


Physical fitness with ability to read and write

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course participant should exhibit knowledge of:

  • Documentation and regulations that apply to lifting activities (LOLER PUWER, etc.)
  • The importance of the Banksman’s role
  • Different types of slings and sling identification markings
  • Principles of sling angles and tensions
  • The Banksman’s role during a free access lift, a restricted access lift, a single
  • tubular lift, a bundled tubular lift, a lift with an offset Centre of gravity, a lift with a
  • cargo carrying unit and a blind lift varying the use of hand signals and radio
  • communications

and much more…

Target Audience

This course is designed for intending banksmen, supervisors and lifting superintendents.

Target Industry

Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Wind Energy, Marine, & Construction Industry

Employability Skill

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