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Traffic Banksman

Increase your chances for employment with our half day Traffic Marshal (Banksman) Training Course.

WHAT IS A BANKSMAN?

Banksmen are operatives trained to direct vehicle movement on or around site. They are often called traffic marshals

CAN WE STILL USE BANKSMEN FOR REVERSING VEHICLES?

Yes, but only if 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.

HOW CAN WE KEEP BANKSMAN SAFE?

  • Ensure that they are trained and competent to direct moving vehicles
  • Provide a protected position from which they can work in safety
  • Provide distinctive ‘hi viz’ clothing for identification
  • Tell drivers that if they cannot see the Banksman they should stop immediately
  • Agree on the use of standard signals

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur during reversing. Many other reversing accidents do not result in injury but cause costly damage to vehicles, equipment and premises. Most of these accidents can be avoided by taking simple precautions which will be explained during the course.

TRAFFIC MARSHAL COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Construction Law, regarding Traffic Management
  3. Who should be allowed on site
  4. Safety of vehicle access
  5. Hazard Analysis
  6. Risk Management for directing vehicles
  7. Identifying Dangerous Manoeuvres (reversing)
  8. Health and Safety
  9. Safeguarding pedestrians and other staff where vehicles may be reversing
  10. Demonstrating the HSE code of hand signals recommended by the HSE
  11. Legal obligations and responsibilities of employers and their employees
  12. Seasonal protective equipment (PPE)
  13. Safety signs
  14. Accident prevention
  15. How to plan the use of vehicles

COURSE OUTLINE

The Course will be assessed in 2 ways:


Part 1: Practical Assessment:
Individuals will demonstrate the correct knowledge for directing a vehicle
Part 2: Theoretical
  • Assessment and learning.
  • Understanding the roles of both the Driver and the Banksman.
  • Following a multi-choice question paper at the end of the course
  • Learners will be made aware of the Current Legislation (Safety signs & signals Regulations 1996)
  • Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Traffic Banksman Training Certificate of attendance, ID card along with a HI-Vis vest and a training manual.

School of Advanced Learning follows and teaches the hand signals as it is recommended by the HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE).