Banksman Course

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Banksman training ensures that an organisation meets its legal requirements and reduces the risk of costly accidents when carrying out common, but dangerous, reversing manoeuvres.

Course Summary:

  • The safe passage of reversing vehicles in confined spaces
  • Identification of areas of danger within sites
  • HSE and Road Transport Industry Training Board recommended code of signals
  • Guiding large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the code of signals to HSE Guide Notes HSG136 standard

What are the benefits?

  • This course will raise awareness of the dangers caused when reversing
  • Learn practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers in this manoeuvre

Who should attend?

Any person responsible for assisting in the manoeuvring, loading and unloading of vehicles.

Note: The actual duration of this course is half a day.

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Course Outline

Also available to download: Banksman Course (PDF 77kb)

Course objectives
This course aims to raise awareness of the dangers caused when large vehicles reverse, and introduces practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers with this manoeuvre. Delegates will also be trained in the necessary skills to assist other drivers and banksmen.

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Ensure the safe passage of reversing vehicles in confined spaces
  • Identify areas of danger within the site
  • Demonstrate HSE’s recommended code of signals
  • Guide large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the above code of signals to HSE Guide Notes HSG136 standard

Who should attend?
Any person responsible for assisting in the manoeuvring and loading/unloading of vehicles.

Additional information
All delegates should be familiar with the latest edition of The Highway Code.
Delegates should wear suitable clothing, bearing in mind that the practical aspects of this course will be taught outdoors.
This course runs on a 3:1 delegate to trainer ratio.

Benefits to client

  • Ensures the organisation meets the legal requirements when reversing a vehicle
  • Reduce the number and/or cost of accidents caused by reversing vehicles

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