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Banksman Course

DriveWise’s Banksman Course has been developed to give nominated personnel the skills and knowledge to guide vehicles safely around business premises.

The Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce the attendees to the duties and responsibilities of being a banksman, give them the skills and knowledge to guide a vehicle safely and enable them to control the manoeuvring area where other people/vehicles are using the same space.

Banksman Course

This half day course will commence with a theory session where the DriveWise trainer will introduce the duties of a banksman and provide the delegates the opportunity to practice relevant signals in the safety of a classroom prior to practice in a live environment.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Management of the manoeuvring area
  • Correct arm signals
  • Minimising danger to others
  • Dynamic risk assessment of the site
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Legislation relating to Banksman duties

The live environment training will be conducted in a suitable manoeuvring area, ideally away from other vehicles until the trainer believes the delegates are competent in their abilities.

The attendees will undertake training in the correct use of arm signals, reversing and moving vehicles in restricted spaces, how to carry out a dynamic risk assessment of the manoeuvring area and communicating effectively with all users within the manoeuvring area.

Personal Plan – The DriveWise coach will assess the competence of each delegate prior to approving them as banksmen. A report will be written by the trainer and a certificate of attendance can be issued upon request.

Delivery and Duration


  • Duration – 3.5 hours

Training ratio:

  • up to 4 delegates to 1 trainer

Delivery platform:

  • various including Microsoft Teams, WebEx or Zoom.

Why you should choose DriveWise?

All our courses are engaging, interactive and delivered by trained professionals. By choosing DriveWise, not only are you helping your employees to ensure they become better drivers, you are improving safety for them and all road users, reducing incidents and gaining maximum ROI that will make a real difference to your organisation.

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