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Banksman Essentials Training

CPD & IIRSM Approved

A vehicle banksman is a person who is in charge of directing the movements of large vehicles on a site by using a system of hand signals or a radio link in order to reduce the risk of these accidents occurring. A banksman makes sure that any manoeuvres made during loading and unloading will not put the driver, or anyone else, in danger.

Course Description

This online Banksman Essentials Training course has been designed to help remove the risk of accidents occurring whilst carrying out large vehicle manoeuvers. This course helps organisations and employees work towards compliance with current legislation.

In the course, the user will learn the common banksman hand signals, gain a better understanding of their duties, and be able to list what’s included in the ‘Safe Site, Safe Vehicle, Safe Driver’ model.

The course can be completed in just 20 minutes and provides a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-course test.

Target Audience

This IIRSM approved Banksman Essentials Training course aims to help reduce the risk of accidents occurring when carrying out large vehicle manoeuvres. The course provides demonstrations of the signals that are used by banksman (or traffic marshal) throughout the UK and Europe and helps your organisation work towards legislative compliance.


This Online Banksman Essentials course is approved by leading industry bodies CPD & IIRSM. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time to fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the general duties of a banksman/signaller
  • Know what the common banksman hand signals are
  • Be able to list what’s included in the ‘Safe Site, Safe Vehicle, Safe Driver’ model

Further Progression & Related Courses

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this course include:

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Banksman Essentials Training 1 Banksman Overview 70%
Banksman Essentials Training 2 Signalling 70%

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


20 minutes

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Multiple User & Bulk Purchase Discounts Available. Please call for details.

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