To raise awareness of the dangers caused when reversing and to introduce practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers in this manoeuvre.
Suitable for: Any person responsible for assisting in the manoeuvring and loading/unloading of vehicles.
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Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur while the vehicle is reversing. Many more accidents do not result in injury, but cause costly damage to vehicles, equipment and premises. Most of these accidents happen at low speeds and could be prevented by employing or training a banksman to keep the reversing area clear of pedestrians and to guide the driver of the vehicle.
Banksman training ensures that an organisation meets its legal requirements and reduces the risk of costly accidents when carrying out common, but dangerous, reversing manoeuvres.
What will the delegate bring back to the workplace?
This course will raise awareness of the dangers caused when reversing and introduces practical techniques and hand signals to assist drivers in this manoeuvre.
Course content includes:
- The safe passage of reversing vehicles in confined spaces
- Identification of areas of danger within sites
- Demonstration of the HSE and Road Transport Industry Training Board recommended code of signals
- Guiding large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the code of signals to HSE Guide Notes GS9 standard.
This course is available in company as two half-day sessions.
Comments: This course is available as two half-day sessions at customers' premises.