Vehicle Banksman / Traffic Marshall

This course is designed for delegates who are required to be employed as a vehicle banksman to assist drivers with manoeuvring their vehicle onsite and to assist in maintaining a safe area for both pedestrians and vehicles.  Our vehicle banksman course will correctly train and qualify delegates.

Vehicle Banksman

What Is a Vehicle Banksman?

A banksman is the individual who coordinates the  movement of a range vehicles on and off site, Practically 25% of all deaths that include a heavy vehicle at work occur during reversing – something that can be effectively maintained a safety distance from with the incorporation of a vehicle banksman. It’s not only injuries to individuals that a vehicle banksman  can stop, harm can be counteracted as well, both to the vehicle itself and some other on-site equipment that may come into its way. 

How is someone deemed competent? – training, knowledge and experience.

This program is intended for a workforce that is responsible for vehicles, equipment and pedestrians on a site. Our Vehicle Banksman Training Course will educate staff members on the dangers related to moving vehicles on a site and how to control access to pedestrians and vehicles, through the execution of powerful control measures to decrease dangers to their wellbeing.

HSE statistics show that fatal injuries in the workplace have remained level in recent years and falls from height is still one of the biggest causes.

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with vehicle manoeuvres and rules on and around site.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • What are the hazards
  • Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
  • HSG 136
  • L64 Safety Signs and Signals
  • Different types of vehicles and their blind spots
  • Introducing the driver to the site
  • Site rules and procedures
  • Reversing
  • Key policy

Different Course Types

The type of vehicle banksman training course that you require, will all depend on the experience of the delegate. Below you can see the different courses available based on the level of experience.


A brand new person who is looking to be employed as a vehicle banksman and has never received training.


To qualify for a refresher course, the operator must have proof that they have completed training in this category, without this proof they will not be ale to attend refresher training.

Experienced Worker Test (NPORS and STS Certificate ONLY)

Experienced operators may be eligible to sit an EWT (experienced worker test) if they are adequately experienced and subject to profiling by our instructor, if you are not sure if you are eligible for an EWT please email us and we will send you a fillale PDF which you can complete and send back to us.

When delivering training on your site, it may be that you have restrictions that result in an element of training not being included. The following are restrictions that may be present:

  • Plant Machinery Only
  • Small Vehicles upto 7.5 tonne

If any of these apply to your premises or the training you’re wanting, please make us aware. The length of your course may be altered due to this and any certificates achieved will show any restrictions.

  • NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)
  • Small Training Solutions Certified

Vehicle Banksman Training Courses onsite:

Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport, Blackwood, Swansea, Llanelli, Llansamlett, Crosshands, Pembroke, Caerphilly, Carmerthen, Bristol, Brecon, Neath, South Wales, Wrexham, Llandielo, Aberdare, Mountian Ash, UK Wide

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