Banksman / Yardman Training Course


Our Banksman / yardman courses are designed to provide your staff with the correct training and information to ensures that your company meet the legal requirements and will also reduces the risk of accidents when carrying out reversing manoeuvres. Every year a number of people are killed and seriously injured by vehicles on company sites. This course trains staff to reverse vehicles safely and avoid accidents.

Who Should Attend

Any banksman/yardman who is responsible for assisting in the manoeuvring and loading/unloading of vehicles within yards, warehouses and storage depots. Those who are involved with vehicle movements in factory yards, warehouses and storage depots.

Course Objectives

Banksman at work
  • To know and understand the roles of the vehicle driver and the banksman/ yardman in reversing operations
  • The identify potential hazardous areas within the site
  • To understand the key issues arising out of reversing and manoeuvring
  • Identify areas of danger for reversing vehicles
  • Safeguarding pedestrians in an area where vehicles are reversing
  • Demonstrate recommended HSE code of hand signals and reversing procedure

Course Content

  • HSE Operator safety video
  • Understanding roles of the driver and the banksman
  • Current Legislation - (HASAWA 1974 / PUWER 1988 / Safety Signs & Signals Regulations 1996)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safe System of Work
  • Theoretical Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Course Handout


Delegates who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Banksman Training Certificate of attendance


  • Staff will have the competence required to reverse or manoeuvre vehicles either individually or as a team
  • HGV Reversing operations carried out in a competent way
  • Reduction of risk of injury to staff and members of the public
  • Reduced vehicle and property damage caused by reversing vehicles

Training can either take place at customers premises or at one of our accredited training centres.

Maximum Number of Delegates: 6
Duration: Half day