Vehicle Banksman


A vehicle banksman is the person in charge of directing the movements of large vehicles on a work site by using a system of hand signals or a radio link in order to prevent these accidents and keep workers safe. They make sure any manoeuvres made during loading and unloading don’t put the driver or anyone else in danger.

Course Content

By the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Ensure the safe passage of reversing vehicles in confined spaces
  • Identify areas of danger within the site
  • Demonstrate HSE’s recommended code of signals
  • Guide large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the above code of signals to HSE Guide Notes HSG136 standard

Course Benefits

This course aims to raise awareness of the dangers caused when large vehicles reverse, and introduces practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers with this manoeuvre. Learners will also be trained in the necessary skills to assist other drivers and banksman.

Who Should Attend

Our banksman training courses are for all those involved in manoeuvring, loading and unloading vehicles. They teach delegates how to guide large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the HSE approved code of signals.

Course dates

Please contact the office for our availability

Qualifications you gain

Upon completion, delegates will receive a certificate that will last for 3 years. This course will need to be completed again if delegates wish to renew this qualification.

Course Duration

1/2 Day

Accredited by:

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If you would like to enquire about any of our open courses or to discuss bespoke training for your company, please call 0191 5818400 or email