Banksman Vehicles

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in control reversing operations of a vehicle. This would include the designated Banksman and the driver of the vehicle.

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide information on the safe and correct use of lifting equipment and accessories and best practice to promote a safer environment for everyone involved.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the regulations required to ensure safety in the workplace
  • Be able to inspect the equipment used to sling loads
  • Understand the correct hand or arm signals used to manoeuvre the load safely

Course Outline

      • Health & Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 L64
      • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
      • Accidents, Causes and Prevention
      • Understanding the Correct Procedures for Manoeuvring Vehicles
      • Banksmans Responsibilities
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Safe Systems of Work
      • Recognised Signals
      • Inspection of Equipment
      • Planning the Manoeuvre
      • Risk Assessing the Manoeuvre
      • Practical Training on Equipment
      • Theory and Practical Assessment


On completion of the course and successfully passing the theory and practical test, the delegates are awarded a certificate which complies with the recommendations of the Health and Safety commission approved code of practice. It is recommended that this course is refreshed every 3 years.


1 Day


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 6 delegates.

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