Banksman/Signallers Training

About the Course

Every year people are injured and even killed by vehicles on company sites while other less serious accidents can cause costly damage to vehicles, equipment and company premises. Many of these accidents happen at low speed and could be prevented by having proper safety procedures in place.

This course is for those in the transport/warehousing sector, ensuring companies meet their legal requirements and reducing the risk of costly accidents.

The course focuses on the dangers caused when reversing and provides candidates with theoretical and practical knowledge, techniques and hand signals to assist drivers when manoeuvring their vehicle before loading/unloading. It is a separate to the Shunter Driver Training but associated.

Requirements Vehicle to be supplied on site by the respective company
Duration 1 day

To request dates for training courses contact us.

Skillnet courses are eligible for funding. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

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Who should attend?

Truck drivers and any person responsible for assisting drivers whilst manoeuvring their vehicle before loading/unloading e.g. refuse truck assistants.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Health and safety Legislation
  • Safety precautions and procedures
  • Banksman/operator responsibility
  • Personal safety
  • Identification of dangers
  • Principles of hand signals/standing positions
  • Reversing of vehicles in confined spaces
  • Discussion of on-site risk assessments
  • On-site practical session
  • Practical session to demonstrate correct hand signals, safe standing positions for assisting a driver when a driver is manoeuvring his vehicle.
  • Individual and group debrief

Benefits of Banksman Training

On completion participant will be:

  • Aware of employers and employees responsibilities in relation to safety
  • Familiar with what Protection Personal Equipment (PPE) to be used for personal safety
  • Able to identify the hazards and risks of being a banksman operator
  • Able to identify potential danger areas within your site
  • Able to demonstrate hand signals/safe standing positions­


CILT certificate of completion

CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills