Traffic Marshal (Banksman) Course
Learners must be 16+ and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) along with National Insurance and Proof of Address.
WHAT IS A BANKSMAN?
Traffic marshal (Banksman) 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?
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Every year, about 50 people are killed and more than 5000 people are injured in accidents involving workplace transport (www.hse.gov.uk/statistics). The most common causes are people falling from or being struck by a vehicle, objects falling from a vehicle, or vehicles overturning.
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 (BANKSMAN) COURSE OBJECTIVES
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
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, Photo ID card along with a training manual.
We follow and teach the hand signals as recommended by the HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE)
You’ll find the standard signals in the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 L64, or watch the video Workplace transport – Banksman’s signals
There are no pre-requisites to enrol on this course however candidates must have the physical ability to carry out the procedures in this course.
EVERY COURSE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING
Every successful traffic marshal course delegate gets a certificate of training for display.
Along with you certificate you will receive a secure high quality identity card if required. This is essential when working on site and should be shown if asked.
HSE APPROVED CHAPTER 8 HAND SIGNALS
The course uses HSE (Health and Safety Executive) approved hand signals. Every traffic marshal is issued with a copy to retain after the course.
Once you have successfully completed the course you will be issued with a confirmation letter stating what has been covered in order to start work as a Traffic Marshal immediately.