What you need to do

The Health and Safety Executive states that you can only use banksmen for reversing vehicles if they are trained and authorised. There is a hierarchy of control which places segregation at the top. Banksmen should only be used in circumstances where other control measures are not possible.

Who should attend

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

Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide information on the safe and correct practices in directing vehicles. This includes hand signals.

Course Outline
  • ┬áHealth & Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations.
  • Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Accidents, causes, and prevention.
  • Understanding the correct procedures for manoeuvring vehicles.
  • Banksman responsibilities.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • 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, 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


At your premises