Vehicle Banksman Training

Who should take this course:

Anyone who is designated with the task of directing site traffic.


On successful completion of the course, the candidate will be able to:

– To carry out an area risk assessment.
– To agree on what signals to be used to control the reverse procedure.
– To be visible to drivers at all times.
– To stand in a safe position, from which to guide the reversing vehicle without being in its way.
– To wear very visible clothing, such as reflective vests, and ensure that any signals are clearly seen.

Course Content

To help comply with Management Regs 1999, Workplace Regs 1992 and HSE Guidance and Approved Codes Of Practice in relation to vehicle control and interaction with pedestrians.

– Reversing 90° left.
– Reversing 90° right.
– Reversing around obstacles.
– Reversing up to loading bays.
– Importance of mirror use.
– Importance of assisted reversing.
– Legal consequences.
– What vehicle manoeuvres will be necessary?
– Can you avoid the need to reverse vehicles?
– If vehicles must reverse, can you remove people from the area?
– Is there enough space for reversing?
– Do vehicles use the most suitable route when reversing?
– Have you considered all possible ways of dealing with the dangers of reversing vehicles?