Compliance and Health & Safety

Banksman for the Reversing of Vehicles

Banksman training

Manoeuvring and reversing vehicles on site is a major cause of workplace accidents and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Ensuring site/ yard staff are properly trained reduces the risk of potentially costly accidents and damage to property, the Banksman course assists the employer comply with health and safety legislation.

There must be a safe system of work that ensures the Banksman and Driver are using an agreed standard of signals (hand/arm signals) and raises awareness of the safety factors connected with vehicle movements in the workplace.

What does the course cover?

  • Statutory duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation
  • The responsibility of the banksman
  • Workplace transport safety policy
  • Pre-planning the reversing manoeuvre
  • Importance of communication
  • Using arm/ hand signals to direct drivers
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