One of the most important jobs on a building site is that of a slinger/signaller. It requires skill, diligence, and excellent concentration. Slinger/signallers work alongside the lifting teams in order to provide safe direction and supervision to the crane operators.

A slinger/signaller will act as the eyes and ears of the crane operator who is likely to have an obstructed view. When the view is obstructed, the risks involved with loading increase. This is where slingers/signallers come in – they ensure the safety of the operators and everyone else at the site.

What do Slingers/Signallers do?

There are a specialist series of hand signals that will assist the crane operator with the manoeuvres that they will need to take. These have been designed to be easy to make and understand, which you can be assured of with ACTA Crane.

There are situations where the established hand signals won’t be sufficient to maintain a safe working environment. In these cases, additional signals will need to be agreed between the signaller and the crane operator.

In adverse weather – fog, heavy rainfall, poor lighting, etc. – obstructed views will be even more apparent. Hi-vis clothing, along with reflective armbands and signalling bats, will be utilised by our team to ensure a clear view of the signals.

There are extreme cases where the slinger/signaller has the authority to suspend the operation until they feel that it’s safe to resume. We will let you know in advance if this is deemed to be the most appropriate course of action.

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Why ACTA Crane Hire?

Our company is available for all of your lifting needs. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for providing superior service to all of our customers. Our motto “reaching new heights” perfectly represents how we continuously aim to stay at the top of what we do.

We offer fair, honest prices and an exceptional service throughout. We’re very happy to say that our business has mainly grown from word of mouth, with the majority of requests for slinger/signaller services coming through referrals. Despite our focus on slinger/signaller services, we also offer crane hire services in Portsmouth.

With more than 20 years of industry experience to draw from, you can be sure that we’ll be your one-stop-shop for crane operation and all of the associated services. Every team member is a fully qualified professional with great dedication to their work.

More information

The ACTA Crane team is always here to help and answer questions. To find out more about our slinger/signaller services, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01202 383 332!

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As well as holding all the relevant qualifications, Nathan is CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) certified. During this scheme, he trained to become a slinger signaller, crane supervisor and appointed person. He also took his Lorry Loader crane test through the CPCS. There is no doubt that you will receive a competent and professional service from Acta Crane.

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