Vehicle Banksman Training

Gain a fully accredited or in-house certificate for Vehicle Banksman Training course training throughout West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire & London. The Vehicle Banksman Training Course can be ITSSAR accredited or In-House and are fully recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and provide candidates with the relevant practical skills and knowledge required to correctly and safely bank a variety of vehicles within the workplace.

Optimum Forklift Training Services can provided Vehicle Banksman training for all industry sectors, private individuals and corporate clients  as well as refresher training to the ACOP L117 standards.

As with all available courses we can train anywhere within the UK onsite. We also cover all shift patterns for your convenience including night shift training and weekends at no extra cost.


About the Vehicle Banksman Training Course

Our ITSSAR Accredited Vehicle Banksman Course delivers a minimum of 7.5 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 6 delegates per course, providing the skills needed to safely bank vehicles prior to a risk assessment, carry out an effective risk assessment of their working environment with great confidence.


This course is ideal for all new vehicle banksman with little or no previous experience in banking small to large vehicles using one or more banksman – the ITSSAR course complies with the standards set out in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117 (ACOP).


Vehicle Banksman

Course Content & Information

Course title:

Vehicle Banksman Novice & Refresher Course

Course aim:

To provide an understanding of Regulations and current guidance related to the responsible persons
for vehicle manoeuvring and reversing operations, including HASAWA, MHASAW, PUWER, The
Workplace (HS&W) Regulations Safety Signs Regulations, HSG 136, and INDG148

Course elements:

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-
2.1 Accidents – causes and prevention
2.2 Acts and Regulations
2.3 Understand the limitations of differing vehicles available
2.4 Understand correct procedures in manoeuvring vehicles
2.5 Banksman responsibilities
2.6 PPE
2.7 Safe systems of work
2.8 Recognised signals
2.9 Risk assessing the manoeuvre
2.10 Planning the manoeuvre
2.11 Practical applications of the course content


On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-
3.1 Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98
3.2 Banksman safety code
3.3 Banksman procedures
3.4 Risk assessing vehicle movements
3.5 Planning the manoeuvre
3.6 Signal systems
3.7 Banksman PPE

Operator Skill:

On completion of training the candidate will be able to undertake:-
4.1 Vehicle movement risk assessment
4.2 Setting of manoeuvring area
4.3 Undertake signalling
4.4 Position vehicles
4.5 Control of banksman operations

Who should attend this course:

Anyone who is responsible for safely reversing vehicles of any size

Course duration:

The Vehicle Banksman Course runs for 7.5 hours with a maximum of 6 delegates per course . ITSSAR accredited courses for Vehicle Banksman are strictly a maximum of 6 delegates to one instructor to ensure the training meets the Approved Code of Practice L117. Please click HERE for the training ratios per instructor.


Successful delegates will receive an operator certificate of basic skill and ability endorsed by ITSSAR with their registration number to the Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS).

We also offer an in-house certificate for employers who prefer accreditation to be used only on their premises (in-house).

Training material:

Delegates will receive relevant course handouts to support theoretical knowledge gained to include the following:

Vehicle Banksman Safety Code

Vehicle Banksman Hand Signs

Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998   (LOLER)

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Workplace (HS&W) Regulations Safety Signs Regulations,

HSG 136,


Locations covered:

Local areas covered:  for Vehicle Banksman Training Courses

Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-sea, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Crawley, Reigate, Redhill, Leatherhead, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnham, Fareham, Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant, Esex, London, Maidstone and surrounding areas.

We are also able to travel anywhere withing the UK excluding Ireland. 

To book a course or for more information

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