Vehicle Banksperson Novice & Refresher Course

Vehicle Banksperson

Vehicle Banksperson Novice & Refresher Course - ITSSAR Accredited

Course Content and Information

Course aim:

To provide an understanding of Regulations and current guidance related to the responsible persons for vehicle manoeuvring and reversing operations, including HASAWA, MHASAW, PUWER, The Workplace (HS&W) Regulations Safety Signs Regulations, HSG 136, and INDG148.

Course elements:

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following: -
2.1 Accidents – causes and prevention
2.2 Acts and Regulations
2.3 Understand the limitations of differing vehicles available
2.4 Understand correct procedures in manoeuvring vehicles
2.5 Vehicle Banksperson responsibilities
2.6 PPE
2.7 Safe systems of work
2.8 Recognised signals
2.9 Risk assessing the manoeuvre
2.10 Planning the manoeuvre
2.11 Practical applications of the course content


On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following: -
3.1 Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98
3.2 Vehicle Banksperson safety code
3.3 Vehicle Banksperson procedures
3.4 Risk assessing vehicle movements
3.5 Planning the manoeuvre
3.6 Signal systems
3.7 Vehicle Banksperson PPE

Operator Skill:

On completion of training the candidate will be able to undertake: -
4.1 Vehicle movement risk assessment
4.2 Setting of manoeuvring area
4.3 Undertake signalling
4.4 Position vehicles
4.5 Control of Vehicle Banksperson operations

Who should attend this course:

Anyone who is responsible for safely reversing vehicles of any size.

Course duration:

The Vehicle Banksperson Course runs for 7.5 hours with a maximum of 6 delegates per course. ITSSAR accredited courses for Vehicle Banksperson are strictly a maximum of 6 delegates to one instructor to ensure the training meets the Approved Code of Practice L117.  However, the number of hours can be reduced with fewer delegates.


Successful delegates will receive an operator certificate of basic skill and ability endorsed by ITSSAR with their registration number to the Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS).

We also offer an in-house certificate for employers who prefer accreditation to be used only on their premises (in-house).

Training material:

Delegates will receive relevant course handouts to support theoretical knowledge gained to include the following:

  • Vehicle Banksperson Safety Code
  • Vehicle Banksperson Hand Signs
  • Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Workplace (HS&W) Regulations Safety Signs Regulations
  • HSG 136
  • INDG148

DMP Training Instructors delivering accredited ITSSAR Reversing Assistant Courses.Kevin and James - DMP Training Instructors delivering accredited ITSSAR Reversing Assistant Courses. ITSSAR