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Banksman Training Course

A Vehicle Banksman's role is to help guide large goods vehicles. RoSPA Assured

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This Banksman Training course covers a range of topics such as verbal and physical communication and identifying safe working practices which are vital to the wellbeing of those in the site vicinity. Working in areas with large, heavy vehicles and plant machinery comes with various risks. This awareness level course explains the pivotal role a Banksman plays in ensuring the health and safety of others whom operate in the area of reversing vehicles or lifting operations, can continue to do so safely.

Unfortunately, severe injuries and, in some tragic cases, deaths have been caused by reversing vehicles or accidents during lifting operations. This is why the role of a banksman is a necessary safety requirement and in turn they should be thoroughly trained to become aware of the risks and to understand the potential responsibilities, which are covered in this course.

Also known as a Vehicle Banksman or a Traffic Marshal, of which either can complete the training, this Banksman course will help to raise awareness on assessing the risks such as when needing to direct a loading operation safely and what distinctive clothing to wear to be clearly visible.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online Banksman Training for?

This online training is ideal for all those who are in banksman, slinger, and signalling operation roles and for those wanting to fullfill the position in the future. Specifically those who work on sites or in warehouses directing vehicles.

Completing this course learners may also try LOLER Training and Vehicle Safety in the Workplace Training.

Banksman Training Certificate

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Banksman Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

This course aims to provide knowledge and raise awareness on the role of a Banksman and how it is imperative that roles, duties, and responsibilities are fulfilled safely. Due to the nature of the role, the individual and others around them are exposed to danger and are at risk of injury, or other serious repercussions, from moving vehicles, loads or plant machinery. Therefore, completing adequate training is important.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • List banksman roles
  • Name some responsibilities of a banksman
  • Identify relevant key regulations
  • List the five steps to a risk assessment
  • Identify why a banksman may need to be appointed
  • Identify examples of hand signals used during vehicle moving operations
  • List some examples of verbal communication
  • List some examples of PPE (personal protective equipment/clothing)
  • Identify some skills that may be required for the role of a banksman
  • List some safe working practices
  • Identify some requirements a loading bay area should have
  • Identify the role a banksman plays during lifting operations
  • List some employer’s responsibilities

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Banksman Training

    This section introduces the learner to the course and looks at why a banksman may be appointed.

  • Module 1 - Banksman Roles and Responsibilities

    This section of the course concentrates on the roles and responsibilities of a banksman and their role in ensuring that safety is upheld when directing reversing vehicles or plant machinery during lifting operations.

  • Module 2 - Communication – Verbal and Physical Signals

    This section of the course covers the different signals that can be used by a banksman and the standard requirements they must meet. It demonstrates examples of physical hand signals and also verbal examples.

  • Module 3 - Safe Working Practices

    This final section will cover different safe working practices that should be upheld and also key legislation which helps implement these safe work practices in place. It looks at the different types of PPE (personal protective equipment) and also safe site design and loading bay operations.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

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