NPORS – Rigging and Fleeting Loads Course


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Course Objective


NPORS Category N047

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

This is a rigging and fleeting loads course designed to suit the requirements of learners who have limited knowledge of Rigging, fleeting, Lifting and Slinging Techniques.


On completion of this course the learner will be capable of:

  • Being aware of the statutory requirements, regulations and approved codes of practices regarding rigging equipment together with the learners obligations to Site Safety
  • Identifying basic equipment used in rigging
  • Using basic items of rigging equipment safely and effectively
  • Follow lift plans by selecting and using the correct equipment for the task
  • Inspection and use of different types of lifting equipment
  • Calculations required in rigging to include weight calculation, centre of gravity calculation, required angles, how to use sling charts
  • Lifting safely both out of balance loads, balanced loads and tandem lifting.

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Course Dates

contact us for upcoming dates, 5th/6th/7th Dec 2022, 30th/31st Jan and 1st Feb 2023, 20th/21st/22nd Feb 2023, 12th- 14th April 2023, 30th/31st May and 1st June 2023, 19th/20th/21st June 2023, 10th/11th/12th July 2023, 26th-28th July 2023, 14th-16th August 2023, 31st July and 1st/2nd Aug, 29th/30th/31st Aug, 23rd/24th/25th Aug 2023, 25th-27th September 2023, 16th-18th October 2023, 13th/14th/15th November 2023, 12th/13th/14th December 2023, 29th/30th/31st January 2024, 8th/9th/10th January 2024, 6th/7th/8th February 2024, 28th/29th Feb & 1st Mar 2024, 6th/7th/8th March 2024, 25th/26th/27th March 2024, 15th/16th/17th April 2024, 29th/30th April and 1st May 2024, 7th/8th/9th May2024, 27th/28th/29th May 2024, 5th/6th/7th June 2024, 10th-12th June 2024

Course Description & General

No previous experience required, but if intending to work within a construction environment within Rep of Ireland a SOLAS CSCS Slinger Signaller card will be required on such sites.


  • Rigging principles and terminology
  • Relevant legislation and ACOPs
  • Safe systems of work
  • Risk assessment, planning and control of lifting operations
  • Ensure the area is suitable for lifting activities
  • Lifting equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification
  • Safe and correct use of different types of lifting equipment
  • Selection of the appropriate lifting accessories for different types of loads
  • Lifting accessories and their applications
  • Sling various loads including balanced, unbalance and loose
  • Equipment identification and selection
  • Weight identification, different ways to calculate the loads weight
  • Carry out lifts to given instructions
  • Placement of and setting down loads
  • Disconnection of lifting accessories from the load
  • Use of recommended hand signals and radios
  • Keep within safe working parameters
  • Awareness of crane operating principles
  • Awareness of conflicting activities
  • Environmental factors that could influence lifting operations
  • Correct procedure for the storage of lifting equipment
  • Awareness of manual handling
  • Appreciation of dynamic factors
  • Typing knots, bends and hitches – their uses and applications
  • Typical types of lifting equipment and accessories that the candidate would use will include:
    • Chain slings                  Beam Clamps
    • Wire rope slings          Beam trolleys
    • Fibre slings                   Pallet Trucks
    • Shackles                        Skates
    • Eyebolts                        Pullifts
    • Master links                  Jacks
    • Chainblocks                  Tirfors & Tirfor wires

Additional Information

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NPORS Rigging – Information Leaflet (1)