STEP 2 - Banksman for Reversing Vehicles (for Drivers) - Level 2

A Banksman is an operative trained to assist vehicle movement on or around site. 

Banksman or Reversing Assistant Training helps to meet an organisation’s responsibilities and legal requirements regarding maintaining a safe working environment and reducing the risk of incidents when drivers are engaging in vehicle manoeuvres resulting in injury or vehicle downtime. 

A Banksman / Reversing Assistant Course is awareness training and is no longer a certified course (formerly HSE), however it is considered industry best practice for all relevant staff to receive this important health and safety training. 

In many organisations, employers or their insurance provider may require this training to be refreshed or updated on a regular basis. 

Trainees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course provided a sufficient level of competence has been observed.

This course is designed for the drivers being directed.  It is usually delivered to relevant staff on the same day as the hand signalling course.  This involves practical instruction and assessment (no less than 30 minutes per driver). 

A suitable vehicle will be required.

Please ensure that all drivers to be assessed have the relevant licence category to drive the vehicle provided.   

The course content includes:

  • Health & Safety issues
  • Responsibilities/instructions of a banksman
  • Hand signals
  • Practical application of hand signals
  • Responsibilities/instructions for drivers

No refund will be made to delegates who fail to attend classes or who do not complete the course. Cancellation must be made in writing or by email ten working days before the course commences or course closing date, otherwise full fees will be charged and no refund will be made.

Course Fees

  • Course Fee - £80.00
  • Course VAT - £16.00

TOTAL: £96.00

This course does not have pre-scheduled dates.  Please click 'Begin Application' to express an interest and we will be in touch.

Course Cancellation: No refund will be made for any candidate who fails to attend or does not complete the course. Cancellations or changes must be made within a specified timeframe before the course date, otherwise full fees will be charged and no refund will be made.  The cancellation policy for this course is 10 working days prior to the course start date.

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Banksman Hand Signalling/Reversing Assistant Course - Level 1

This course is designed for staff responsible for directing vehicles; it is a half day course for up to 4 candidates per session

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You will need the following information for each course participant:

- Full Name
- Email Address
- Mobile Number
- Driving Licence Number (if applicable)
- Address
- Date of Birth
- Any applicable dietary or access requirements

If you know who the participants of the course will be, it is advisable that you find out this information and upload it at the time of booking. If you do not yet know who the course participants wi4ll be and you just want to book a number of spaces at this stage, you have until five working days prior to the course to complete the participant details within your Account example, course dates and times and what they need to bring with them. Please ensure that you have sought the permission of the individuals to pass on this information. If you do not have the necessary permissions to share your employee contact details or do not wish for your employees to be contacted directly, please enter your own contact information to receive the confirmation and reminder details for onward distribution. Dashboard.

We ask for your employees email addresses and mobile numbers so that we can send them course details in advance, for example, course dates and times and what they need to bring with them. Please ensure that you have sought the permission of the individuals to pass on this information. If you do not have the necessary permissions to share your employee contact details or do not wish for your employees to be contacted directly, please enter your own contact information to receive the confirmation and reminder details for onward distribution.

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Theory Module 2 Explainer

If you want to drive professionally you need a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) qualification. Driver CPC training is continual professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus, coach or lorry driver's career. Once you pass your Driver CPC, you'll be issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC), sometimes referred to as a CPC card.

In most cases if you are driving during your working hours, either as your main job, or if you drive on behalf of your employer at any time while being paid for your work (even if this is infrequent or not part of your usual duties), you will require Driver CPC. There are some exemptions for Driver CPC – you can find out more here https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/exemptions-and-driver-cpc-fees and here https://www.gov.uk/guidance.

The Driver CPC initial qualification has two modules:

Module 2: Case study test Module 4: Practical demonstration test

You must pass both parts to get your Driver CPC.

The Driver Qualification Card (DQC), can be acquired as part of your driver training and relates to the Driver CPC requirement.

Not everyone requires the Theory Module 2 though. This depends on whether or not you have “acquired rights”.

You will have acquired rights if you fall into one of the below categories:

a) You had your car licence before 1st January 1997 - gives you acquired rights for both bus
and lorry, but the acquired rights won’t be activated until a bus test has been passed) b) You had your vocational (bus) driving test before 10th September 2008 – gives you acquired rights for the bus only
c) You had your vocational (lorry) driving test from before 10th September 2009 – gives you acquired rights for the lorry only

If you have acquired rights, you are exempt from having to pass the module 2 and 4 tests and the module 2 test won’t be automatically available to book on the theory booking site.

If you have no adquired rights,there is no option to do anything other than modules 2 and 4.

If you do have acquired rights, there is an option to complete theory modules 2 and 4, instead of completing 35 hours of CPC training (since it is essentially the equivalent training) but this is rare. In this case the module 2 test will need to be added on manually. If you are considering going down this route, please contact us and we can provide further assistance on how to go about this.

So, if you are working towards your first DQC and you do have acquired rights, you need to complete 35 hours of Periodic Training (view link) and Theory Module 4.

If you are working towards your first DQC and you don’t have acquired rights, you need to complete the Theory Module 2 AND Theory Module 4.

Once you have your DQC you must do 35 hours of training every five years to keep the card up to date. You can find out more about the Driver CPC requirements here: (view link)

We understand that this can be confusing, so our experienced team is on hand to assist you if you still need further clarification. Please contact us on 028 9082 5653 if you need any further help with this.

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