Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur during reversing. Many other reversing accidents do not result in injury but cause costly damage to vehicles, equipment and premises.
Most of these accidents can be avoided by taking simple precautions, such as remove the need for reversing altogether, by setting up one-way systems, for example drive-through loading and unloading positions. Where reversing is unavoidable, routes should be organised to minimise the need for reversing also consider employing a trained signaller (a banksman), both to keep the reversing area free of pedestrians and to guide drivers.
Accidents-causes and prevention
Acts & Regulations
Understanding the limitations or otherwise of equipment
Understand the correct procedures for manoeuvring vehicles
• Banksman’s Responsibilities
• PPE, Safe Systems of Work
• Recognised Signals
• Risk assessing the manoeuvre
• Planning the manoeuvre
• Practical applications of the course content
This course is for a maximum of 3.1 per half day session and can be conducted on any site that has suitable facilities (power and seating). The practical element of the training will be conducted using the customer’s equipment where possible and it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the equipment is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance and a comprehensive set of course notes for each trainee.
Cost 1 x half day course taken in one day is £420.00 plus VAT. (This is fully inclusive of tutor expenses)
All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).