Stay safe on site and learn the international Banksman signaling system with ease

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 course contains a banksman awareness section that provides guidance to allow you to understand a banksman’s duties, how to correctly perform your duties and universal signaling that is used throughout the UK and Europe. 

This course is a CPD accredited course and can be counted towards your continuous professional development. 

What Will You Learn?

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 curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Accessing Student Support

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Workplace Transport

    • What is workplace transport?

    • Site Safety

    • Workplace transport Test

  • 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 Test

  • 4

    Site Safety

    • Visibility for drivers and pedestrians

    • Speeds and speed limits

    • Workplace Signs, Markings and Signals

    • Workplace Lighting

    • Site safety Test

  • 5

    Banksman Awareness

    • Reversing & Banksman Introduction

    • What is a banksman?

    • Banksman - The Duties

    • Banksman Awareness Test

  • 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 Test

  • 7

    Course Summary

    • Workplace Safety Summary

    • Workplace Transport Safety Booklet

    • Universal Banksman Signals Guide

    • End of course questionnaire

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course will benefit any person who works on a commercial site where vehicles are present. It is of paramount importance that any person who works in this type of environment understands how to stay safe and has a clear understanding of a banksman’s signals so they can react accordingly. 

Our course will ensure that you are fully aware of the legislation and guidance surrounding site safety.


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

This course is CPD accredited therefore you will also be awarded a CPD certificate. 

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Why Learn With Us?

  • Everything you need to know

    This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need with regards to site safety and banksman duties It's been written and created by industry experts and contains all the information you need.

  • Learn when you want to

    You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Login and learn whenever you want to. Your progress is saved and upon completion of the course you'll be able to carry out a risk assessment on your organisation.

  • Support when you need it

    All of our online courses come with full support via email and telephone so you will never be stuck and alone. You get course access and full support for 1 year included within the course.

  • Never miss an update

    As an NTP online student you will receive notifications when the course is updated to ensure you are always up to date with the latest legislation and best practises.

  • Affordable and convenient

    We've kept the price of this course low to make it affordable to all. The course is set up to allow you to access it whenever you want. You don't have to plan when you learn, just log in when you feel like it and your progress will always be saved.

  • Evidence of training

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate that will act as proof as training for your personal CPD record.

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