Practical Lifting and Slinging Beneath the Hook 

  • All delegates must be able to certify that they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them carrying out lifting techniques (A list of conditions that could affect practical training are available on request.)
  • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.
  • Delegate must be 18 years or over.

The day will be split into two sessions.


MORNING SESSION - Safe Slinging and Lifting Appreciation 

Our theory foundation module including pre-use inspection.  Click here for full session agenda


AFTERNOON SESSION - Practical Lifting and Slinging Beneath the Hook


On successful completion of morning session, delegates can then progress on to the practical elements of training.



The session is designed to provide:-

  • Practical experience and understanding of the use of lifting equipment
  • An understanding of correct equipment selection
  • Assessment of loads in relation to weight, balance and safety


  • The course is designed for those who intend to conduct safe practical lifting operations and managers who need to plan lifting operations
  • During the training course delegates will be expected to carry out lifting operations. This will provide an insight into the delegates’ ability to operate in such conditions
  • This is only an indication of their capability, as it is not possible to recreate exact working conditions.


Samples of -

  • Polyester roundslings
  • Polyester webslings
  • Chain slings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Shackles
  • Plate Clamps
  • Eyebolts
  • Hooks 


  • The following topics will be covered:
  • Assessment of loads incorporating weight, centre of gravity and any safety hazards.
  • Practical pre use inspection of equipment
  • Practical selection and use of suitable common lifting accessories (slings, shackles, chain slings, wire rope slings, plate clamps, eyebolts, hooks)
  • Personal safety whilst lifting
  • Potential misuse of equipment
  • Completing a lifting plan.

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.