Banks Person


The aim of this course is to help lower the risk from vehicles manoeuvres in the workplace by providing the knowledge staff need to perform the duties of a Banksman or Vehicle Marshall safely.


This Banksman Training course is an awareness level course that helps learners understand how to fulfil their role of supporting safe vehicle and mobile plant operations. It is suitable for banksmen in a range of industries and for various types of vehicle and mobile plant operations.

The course covers key areas of a banksman’s role, including helping to maintain the control measures put in place by their employer, effectively instructing and guiding drivers and operators when other controls are not sufficient for reducing the risks, and keeping the work area free from pedestrians and others who may be harmed. It explains how to use the signals set out in the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, which banksmen commonly use to help direct drivers and operators. Illustrations, videos, and animations are used to teach learners the hand signals, so they can see them in action.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be aware of:

  • The role of banksmen in the safe guidance of vehicles and mobile plant.
  • The relevant legislation and guidance for safe vehicle operations.
  • The duties that employers have regarding the safe management of vehicles and mobile plant, and how banksmen can play an important part in the control measures for safe vehicle operations.
  • How to prepare for being a banksman. This includes receiving work-specific training in the safe systems of work, including onsite areas and operations of vehicles.
  • How to fulfil their banksman role safely. This includes safe positioning, use of any aids for visibility (e.g. cameras or mirrors), use of PPE (like high visibility vests and safety helmets), and use of any other equipment (e.g. radios).
  • How banksmen should effectively coordinate with and guide the drivers or operators of vehicles and mobile plant. This includes establishing a consistent and agreed system
  • of signalling and method of communication.
  • The visual and verbal signals that banksmen may use to guide drivers during operations, as set out by the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.


Half Day(s)




From £29.50 + VAT


  • 16th July 2024

Please note; All prices quoted are subject to the maximum delegate number attending, and therefore may change. The cost for the course will be advised when your booking is confirmed (within your booking form with all other course details e.g. timings/location/what delegates should bring etc).