SVQ Level 2 Controlling Lifting Operations SCQF Level 5: Slinger Signaller
This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment. It covers areas such as slinging and signalling the movement of suspended loads; conforming to general workplace health, safety and welfare; and conforming to productive work practices.
This qualification is certificated by SQA.
Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2
Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger Signaller (Construction)
Achieving an SVQ allows candidates to prove they have the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their work safely and effectively. As well as practical observations, candidates will build up a portfolio of evidence, proving their competence as a Slinger Signaller.
CPCS require all plant operators to complete a VQ to upgrade their CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) to the CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).
NPORS require all plant operators, working in the construction industry, to complete a VQ to upgrade their NPORS CSCS Operator Card to the NPORS Competent Operator Card.
There is no set time for achieving the SVQ. Candidates work towards gaining this qualification at their own pace. Most SVQ’s are completed in 2-3 site visits.
An assessor will guide the candidate through the SVQ on a one-to-one basis.
SVQ Level 2 – Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger Signaller (Construction). This is a life-long qualification.
Upon successful completion of the SVQ and relevant Health and Safety Test, candidates who currently hold a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) can apply for a CPCS or NPORS Competent Operator Card, valid for 5 years.
To maintain their card and registration with CPCS, operators are required to pass a Health and Safety Test, a CPCS Plant Renewal Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.
To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, construction industry operators are required by NPORS to pass a Health and Safety Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.
Assessments are usually conducted on site, while the candidate is carrying out ‘live work’.