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Banksmen and signallers

What is a banksman

Banksmen are operatives trained to direct vehicle movement on or around site. They are often called traffic marshals

Can we still use banksmen for reversing vehicles?

Yes, but only if trained and authorised . There is a hierarchy of control which places segregation at the top. Banksmen should only be used in circumstances where other control measures are not possible.

What is a signaller?

Signallers are operatives who are trained to direct crane drivers during lifting operations.

How can we keep signallers safe?

You’ll find the standard signals in the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 L64, or watch the video Workplace transport – Banksman’s signals

2014-09-11