Course Aims

To learn how to prepare for vehicle movement and guidance, communication, plant hazards and ground condition, work area layout and positioning as part of a work management traffic plan.

Who Attends

Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health and Safety test (within the last 24 months)

Course Content

  • Explain the duties role and responsibilities and any limitations, including the procedures when capabilities are exceeded, of those marshalling or guiding the movement of plant and vehicles in a variety of situations.
  • Outline the hierarcy of control measures for plant and vehicle movement, and the requirements of a work management traffic plan.
  • Outline the legislative requirements and procedures relating to plant and vehicles accessing or egressing for the public highway, and the effects on other road users.
  • Explain types, attributes, limitations, hazards, and stability factors on a range of typical plant and work-related vehicles relevant to the occupational area or sector.
  • Explain the requirements of and types, functionality, advantages and limitations of a range of driver visibility aids for a range of occupationally relevant plant and vehicles.
  • Explain how ground conditions and features, proximity hazards and weight limits can affect the operations of plant and vehicles for different access points and work areas.
  • Explain the important and locations of positions of safety for a marshaller and other personnel.
  • Describe and use different types of communication methods for receiving and communication vehicle and plant movements.
  • Communicate vehicle and plant movement information to drivers/operators and other involved with related operations, including when plant or vehicles must stop.
  • Explain the procedures to be followed if given information is insufficient and/or there is deviation for the given safe system of work.
  • Access and confirm that the area for plant and vehicles movement remains suitable for maneuvering activities, exclusion zones are maintained and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties.
  • Select appropriate sector-specific PPE and resources suitable for marshalling duties.
  • Guide and assist the movement of and position at given exact locations, a range of typical plant and vehicles using the approved code of signals.
  • Guide and assist plant and vehicles into and from restricted areas using forward and reverse motions using the approved code of signals.
  • Guide and assist the movement of plant to support the duties being carried out by a plant operator.
  • Ensure the maneuvering area is kept and left safe during operations, and following the departure of plant and vehicles.


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

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Additional Information

There may be a CITB Grant available to support the cost of training. Please see Grants & Funding for Industry Support - CITB or call 0344 994 4455 

Sibbald Training are an Approved Training Organisation with CITB, and will make the claim on your behalf if your company levy number is provided at the time of booking.

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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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