Stay Safe On Site

Every year, there are over 5000 accidents involving transport in the workplace. About 50 of these result in people being killed. The main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, or being struck or crushed by them. ​ Our course helps operatives working on a commercial site learn how to stay safe and understand universal signalling when working around HGV’s so they can comply with health & safety regulations and ensure the safety of themselves and others on site. ​ This short online course is designed to give you an overview of vehicle safety at work which will help you to stay safe and ensure both you and your employer follow HSE guidelines. ​ The banksman awareness section within this course covers the banksman's role and the universal signals used throughout the UK and Europe. It's recommended that all those working within the industry understand the signals to help ensure their own safety.

Course Benefits

  • Ensure you are fully aware of the legislation and guidance surrounding site safety

  • Show that you, and your staff (if applicable), are undertaking training for your own development and staying abreast with legislation and guidelines

  • Upskill yourself and your staff (if applicable)

  • Gain an understanding of the universal signalling used by banksmen through the UK and Europe

  • Add to your own personal development for your career

  • Gain a certificate that will show you have undertaken vehicle safety and banksmen awareness training

  • Learn the signals banksmen use throughout the UK and Europe

  • Learn without the headache of leaving work to attending training sessions at a third party site

Bonuses Included

  • Certificate of Training

    Completion certificate for all those who successfully complete the course

  • NTP Signals Guide

    NTP Banksman Signals Guide to download, save and print.

  • Full Support

    Direct email access – have a question? Our experts will answer it for you with our direct email feature

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

  • 2

    Workplace Transport

    • What is workplace transport?

    • Site Safety

    • Workplace transport quiz

  • 3

    General principles for safe traffic routes

    • Safe traffic routes

    • What does ‘reasonably practicable’ mean?

    • The need to use temporary traffic routes

    • General principles of safe traffic routes quiz

  • 4

    Site Safety

    • Visibility for drivers and pedestrians

    • Speeds and speed limits

    • Workplace Signs, Markings and Signals

    • Workplace Lighting

    • Site safety quiz

  • 5

    Banksman Awareness

    • Reversing & Banksman Introduction

    • What is a banksman?

    • Banksman - The Duties

    • Banksman awareness quiz

  • 6

    Banksman Signals

    • Start Position

    • Right Position

    • Left Position

    • Move Towards Position

    • Move Backwards Position

    • Raise Position

    • Lower Position

    • Horizontal Position

    • Vertical Position

    • Stop Position

    • Danger Position

    • End Position

    • Banksman signals quiz

  • 7

    Course Summary

    • Workplace Safety Summary

    • Workplace Transport Safety Booklet

    • Universal Banksman Signals Guide

    • End of course questionnaire

Course Fees

Price includes 1 years course access.

Course Reviews

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5 star rating

Easy to Understand

Mark Cowan

a course that's easy to understand and a good insight into vehicle safety at work and the role of the banksman. Highly Recommend this course.

a course that's easy to understand and a good insight into vehicle safety at work and the role of the banksman. Highly Recommend this course.

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