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Banksman courses

Guiding your fleet to safety with expert banksman training

What is the role of a banksman?

According to the HSE, on average 7 workers die as a result of accidents involving vehicles or mobile plant on construction sites each year. A vehicle banksman is the person in charge of directing the movements of large vehicles on a work site by using a system of hand signals or a radio link in order to prevent these accidents and keep workers safe. They make sure any manoeuvres made during loading and unloading don’t put the driver or anyone else
in danger.

"All of our employees enjoyed the course and felt they gained valuable experience and training which will enable them to carry out their job to a higher and safer standard."

Gareth Marshall
Managing Director, Simply Morzine

Why take banksman training?

Reversing manoeuvres are common, but dangerous – particularly in confined spaces. Banksman training ensures that organisations meet their legal requirements and reduce the risk of costly accidents when carrying out large vehicle reversing manoeuvres.

Who can study a banksman course?

Our banksman training courses are for all those involved in manoeuvring, loading and unloading vehicles. They teach delegates how to guide large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the HSE approved code of signals.

Why study with RoSPA?


We set the standards for road and vehicle safety


Courses are delivered by experienced road safety professionals


Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs

Which banksman course is right for me?

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RoSPA's Banksman Skills Course

This one day training course ensures that organisations meet their obligations to provide training for those involved in the safe guidance of Large Goods Vehicles

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Banksman Skills Refresher

Keep your team up to date with any new legislation and refresh their existing banksman skills. 

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