Course Aims

This course, will cover common vehicle reversing accidents and the crucial role played by the
banksman. It’ll also look at the controls and actions that can reduce the likelihood of such accidents.

The course will start by identifying the three main categories of reversing accidents - injuries to
pedestrians, damage to objects in the workplace and damage to street furniture along with coverage
of other types of accidents.

You’ll learn about the role of management in preventing reversing accidents, particularly the use of
risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work, plus the provision of appropriate Personal Protection

You’ll get an overview of the main legislation applying to banksmans’ activities, before examining
the actual role and the duties of banksmen on site, including safety rules, controls and guidelines.

The rules applying to drivers will also be covered, and we’ll look at the way drivers and banksmen
can work together safely.

Finally, we’ll cover vehicle hazard safety checks and the industry-standard hand and verbal signals
that banksmen can use during vehicle manoeuvres

e-Learning Banksman Training

Who Attends

This course is aimed at those in construction or heavy industry that are responsible for the
movement of vehicles. This could include site supervisors or managers.

Course Content

- Controls to reduce the likelihood of accidents
- Further controls and responsible actions
- Safety checks and signals


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Understand the role and importance of a Banksman.
Recognise the common accidents that can occur and which categories they fall into.
Identify the key pieces of legislation that aid with the role of the Banksman.
Implement controls and risk assessments to minimise accidents.
Explain the different safety checks and signals that are used

Additional Information

For those needing further safety in construction training, courses such as Asbestos Awareness, Noise
Awareness and Working at Height should be completed alongside this one.

For Supervisors that want to continue to enhance their skills, courses such as Introduction to Risk
Assessment or Leadership Skills would make great next steps.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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