Vehicle Banksman (VTQ)

Online & Classroom Training Course

Every year many people are seriously injured or killed due to lack of training or supervision in the transport sector.  This course is designed for anyone working around vehicles and involved in their movement.  It covers the rules and regulation and is aimed at anyone who is involved in assisting in the moving or unloading of a vehicle.

£24.95 + VAT
£24.95 + VAT
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care
Video Playtime

39 minutes

Video Count

18 videos





Proof of Completion


This Course Includes:

  • Meets HSE Recommendations
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 4.0 hrs CPD Certificate
  • Evidence Based Training Certificate
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Course Introduction

7 mins
4 videos
This section includes:
  • Course introduction 2:45
  • The role and responsibilities of a Lorry Banksman 2:15
  • The Importance of a Lorry Banksman 1:42
  • and more...
Section 2

UK HSE Laws and Regulations

5 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • HSE’s Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 1:49
  • The Role of the Banksman in Upholding HSE Regulations 1:06
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 2:48
Section 3

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

7 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • The importance of wearing PPE 2:08
  • Types of PPE 2:47
  • Employers' and employees' responsibilities regarding 2:30
Section 4

Hand Signals and Communication

4 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • Standardised Banksman hand signals 2:20
  • The importance of clear, visible, and audible communications 2:16
Section 5

Employer and Employee Responsibilities

5 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • Responsibilities of the employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 3:09
  • Responsibilities of the employee, including the Banksman, under HSWA 2:29
Section 6

Equipment to Enhance Safety During Reversing

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Benefits of reversing alarms, mirrors and CCTV systems 2:09
Section 7

Understanding the Lorry and Communications

4 mins
2 videos
This section includes:
  • Learn about typical lorry dimensions, turning circles, and blind spots 2:36
  • The importance of maintaining clear and constant communication with the lorry driver 1:40
Section 8

Course Summary

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:07

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Some professionals that may need a this course include:

  • Drivers
  • Warehouse staff
  • Forklift operator
  • Anyone visiting lorry areas

More about this course

Every year many people are seriously injured or killed due to lack of training or supervision in the transport sector.  This course is designed for anyone working around vehicles and involved in their movement.  It covers the rules and regulation and is aimed at anyone who is involved in assisting in the moving or unloading of a vehicle.

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 39 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Banksman signals handout
  • Banksmans signals page on the HSE website
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Checklist has been prepared as a guide to what employers should consider when trying to reduce the risk from vehicles in the workplace
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE leaflet on safety signs and signals
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998: Open learning guidance
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Reversing - link to the HSE website
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding


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