Shunter Banks Man

Shunter Banks Man

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision for employees.

This is especially required where a substantial risk has been identified. This would be the case in the role as a Shunter driver within a site. Obviously a fully qualified LGV driver would have the necessary skills to be able to perform his/her role but it could be argued that they could be lacking in the knowledge covering their responsibilities. As there is no legal requirement for drivers of LGVs driven on company premises to have a full driving licence this course would also satisfy the legal requirements under the HSAWA 74 and PUWER 98.


Shunter course content:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment
  • Regulations 1998
  • Yard safety assessment
  • Vehicle and Trailer checks
  • Coupling and uncoupling to DSA test standards
  • Safe parking of trailers
  • Workplace Transport Safety to HSE standards
  • Manoeuvring laden and unladen trailers
  • Theory test
  • Reversing assessment

Our training providers instructors have a wealth of experience in this area, they have all trained novice operators to the DVSA test standard and they have all shunted vehicles around yards in the working environment.  This helps us bring realism to the training environment.

For a novice wishing to become a shunter, the course would be 2 days

For an experienced shunter the duration of the shunter course would be 1 day

Banksman Course:

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to control the working environment to ensure the safety of all those involved in the operation. Also, to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision for employees.

Controlling the movement of vehicles within a yard is vitally important. If you have decided that the reversing of vehicles within your yard should be controlled and monitored by banksmen it is critical that all parties are aware of their roles, responsibilities and personal safety.

This course will cover all of the required elements to ensure the correct and safe movement and segregation of vehicles within the working environment and the safe and best practice to be used by those involved in the control of moving vehicles.

The length of this course would be usually 1 day and cover both theory and practical skills and knowledge.

Should you need any more information or if you wish to book a course then please email us at [email protected]

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