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Vehicle Banksman Training in Manchester


Fully accredited Vehicle Banksman Training courses. 1 day course, for up to 5 participants.

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Vehicle Banksman Training  Courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited lifting and banksman training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our vehicle banksman training certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

Our vehicle banksman training courses include: ​

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Vehicle banksman training courses are only available onsite.



Our Vehicle Banksman Training Courses


Vehicle Banksman Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we are dedicated to providing top-tier lifting and banksman training that goes above and beyond industry standards. Our vehicle banksman courses are meticulously crafted to ensure that your team achieves the highest level of operational excellence. We take great pride in our thorough assessment reports, custom-tailored to each course, offering you the assurance that your employees are fully proficient in all aspects of the training.


Course Name: Vehicle Banksman Training

Target Audience: Ideal for novices or operators seeking to expand their expertise to include other types of lifting equipment.

Duration: The duration varies depending on specific requirements, typically spanning 1 day with a maximum of 5 participants.

Availability: Offered onsite for your convenience.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain proficiency as a vehicle banksman.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set encompassing various lifting machinery.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification upon completion of the vehicle training course.


Key Assessment Areas

At Pro Trainers UK, we adhere to stringent guidelines set by regulatory bodies such as NPORS, ITSSAR, and LANTRA to ensure that our vehicle banksman course provides comprehensive training to all participants. The following assessment report outlines the key areas covered in the course, ensuring that individuals are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their role effectively:

Health and Safety Awareness:

Participants undergo a thorough session covering health and safety regulations, including relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Understanding of the importance of maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel and vehicles on-site.

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: Assessment of the ability to identify potential hazards in the workplace, such as blind spots, uneven terrain, overhead obstructions, and moving vehicles. Evaluation of the participant's capability to conduct risk assessments and implement appropriate control measures to mitigate identified risks.

Communication Skills: Assessment of communication skills, including the ability to convey instructions clearly to vehicle operators using standardized hand signals, radios, or other communication devices. Evaluation of effective communication techniques to ensure clear and concise communication between the banksman and vehicle operators.

Practical Exercises: Practical assessment of the participant's ability to guide vehicles safely through various scenarios, including tight turns, reversing manoeuvres, and navigating obstacles.

Evaluation of the participant's spatial awareness, decision-making abilities, and situational awareness during practical exercises.

Application of Hand Signals: Assessment of the participant's proficiency in using standardized hand signals to communicate with vehicle operators effectively. Evaluation of the accuracy and clarity of hand signals used in guiding vehicles through different manoeuvres and scenarios.

Overall Performance: Comprehensive assessment of the participant's overall performance throughout the course, including their understanding of course material, adherence to safety protocols, and ability to apply learned skills in practical situations. Recommendations for further development or additional training, if necessary, to enhance the participant's proficiency as a vehicle banksman.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our banksman training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences). Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate as a vehicle banksman safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of hoist and winch operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of vehicle banksman operation.


What is a Vehicle Banksman?

A Vehicle Banksman, also known as a Traffic Marshal or Vehicle Marshall, is a trained professional responsible for directing and guiding vehicles safely around construction sites, warehouses, and other industrial areas. They play a crucial role in preventing accidents and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic on-site.

Why is Vehicle Banksman training important?

Vehicle Banksman training is essential for promoting safety in workplaces where vehicles operate. By undergoing training, individuals learn how to identify hazards, communicate effectively with vehicle operators, and guide vehicles safely through various scenarios, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Who should undergo Vehicle Banksman training?

Anyone who works on-site where vehicles are present, including construction workers, warehouse staff, and logistics personnel, can benefit from Vehicle Banksman training. It is particularly relevant for individuals tasked with directing vehicle movements or controlling traffic flow.

What does Vehicle Banksman training involve?

Vehicle Banksman training typically covers topics such as health and safety regulations, hazard identification, communication skills, hand signal usage, and practical exercises. Participants learn how to guide vehicles safely through different scenarios and communicate effectively with vehicle operators.

Is your Vehicle Banksman training accredited?

Yes, Vehicle Banksman training provided by Pro Trainers UK is accredited by leading industry bodies such as NPORS, ITSSAR, and LANTRA. This accreditation ensures that the training meets national standards for quality and safety.

How long does Vehicle Banksman training take?

The duration of Vehicle Banksman training can vary depending on the specific course requirements and the level of expertise of the participants. Typically, training sessions range from half a day to a full day, including both theoretical instruction and practical exercises.

What are the benefits of becoming a certified Vehicle Banksman?

Becoming a certified Vehicle Banksman enhances workplace safety by reducing the risk of accidents involving vehicles. Certified banksman can effectively guide vehicles, prevent collisions, and ensure the smooth flow of traffic on-site, contributing to a safer working environment for all personnel.

Can Vehicle Banksman training be conducted on-site?

Yes, Pro Trainers UK offers on-site Vehicle Banksman training, allowing organisations to conveniently train their staff at their own facilities. This option minimizes downtime and ensures that training is tailored to the specific needs of the workplace



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