TRAFFIC MARSHAL (BANKSMAN) COURSE
Learners must be 16+ and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and must bring 1 Passport size photo
Courses will be scheduled upon receiving the minimum 12 learners per session and only 20 spaces available per course.
Courses take place every Saturday & Sunday only and the starting time will be 10:00 am, so book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
Courses will be delivered in house but can also be delivered on site.
Please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02074761111 for any specific requirements.
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?
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 can’t see the Banksman they should stop immediately
Agree on the use of standard signals
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
- General Health and Safety related to Traffic Marshal’s (Banksman)
- Construction Law & Regulations, regarding Traffic Management
- Who should be allowed on site
- Safety of vehicle access
- Hazard Analysis
- Risk Management for directing vehicles
- Identifying Dangerous Manoeuvres (reversing)
- Safeguarding pedestrians and other staff where vehicles may be reversing
- Demonstrating the HSE code of hand signals recommended by the HSE
- Legal obligations and responsibilities of employers and their employees
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Safety signs
- Accident prevention
- How to plan the use of vehicles
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 HI-Vis vest and 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.
THE CORRECT HI-VIS VEST
Every successful Traffic Banksman will be given a free HI-VIS vest with (Traffic Banksman) printed on the reverse to start work immediately.