Banksman Course

Banksman training - guide your fleet to safety.

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.

Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur while the vehicle is reversing. Banksman training will help your organisation to overcome this problem.

  • 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

This course is aimed at any person responsible for assisting in the manoeuvring and loading/unloading of vehicles.

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

This course runs on a 3:1 delegate to trainer ratio.

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

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.
  • A good sized area of the yard, that is not in use, must be made available to conduct the training to ensure trainer and delegate safety. This must not involve using a public road.
  • A vehicle must be supplied for use during training. We recommend that the type of vehicle supplied is similar to the type the yard is usually in receipt of, but if this is not possible a car can be used as long as the back windows are covered to get a realistic view of bringing a vehicle in safely.

Also available to download: Banksman Course (PDF 216kb)

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This full day course consists of two half day sessions allowing upto six delegates to attend the course. The course is available in your organisation at a date and time to suit. Prices are dependent on your location. Please contact us for a tailored quotation and to check availability.

All prices are subject to VAT.

  • Ensures the organisation meets the legal requirements when reversing a vehicle
  • Reduce the number and/or cost of accidents caused by reversing vehicles
  • This course will raise awareness of the dangers caused when reversing
  • Learn practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers in this manoeuvre

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