Vehicle banksman training

Reversing manoeuvres are common, but dangerous – particularly in confined spaces. 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, plant machinery, forklifts and any other site traffic that may need marshalling around site, using the HSE approved code of signals.

Completion of this vehicle banksman course ensure the workforce carrying out these duties are doing so in accordance with the regulation and these good practices will assure safe vehicle movements around the premises.

Vehicle banksman award

Vehicle banksman training ensures that an organisation meets its legal requirements and reduces the risk of  accidents when carrying out common, but dangerous, reversing manoeuvres.

This course is designed to raise awareness of the dangers caused when large vehicles reverse. It introduces practical techniques, the use of hand signals and clear and concise communication to assist drivers with these manoeuvres on site.


This course is made up of one mandatory unit for which learners must successfully complete the assessment. This can be taken as a standalone course or as part of a wider programme of training. It particularly complements our Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace course.

1. Health & Safety Law on Traffic Management
2. Traffic Management
3. Traffic Risk Assessment
4. Responsibilities of a Traffic Marshal/Banksman
5. PPE & Safety Signs
6. Dangerous Manoeuvres – Reversing
7. HSE Hand Signals


This course is assessed in two parts. Learners must pass both parts in order to complete the course.

Part 1 is a 30 minute, 15-question, multiple- choice examination, where learners are required to correctly answer a minimum of 10 out of 15 questions to pass.

Part 2 is a competency-based assessment where learners must practically demonstrate the correct techniques as indicated within the learning outcomes of the unit. Learners can either achieve a pass or a fail in this section.

Cost and Duration

£300 plus VAT

0.5 day

up to 6 students per course

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