Traffic Marshal Training

A Traffic Marshal or Banksman is an operative trained to direct vehicle and plant movement on or around a construction site. They also monitor and manage traffic entering and leaving site related to deliveries or pick ups as well as create temporary or permanent routes and barriers. Some highly experienced and trained Traffic Marshals may also be involved in site logistics where they will work with other contractors to create a weekly schedules of expected vehicle and plant traffic movement in and out of site.

One of the main reasons for employing a Traffic Marshal is to improve safety levels on site. Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur during reversing. Reversing accidents not involving injuries can also result in do not result in damages to vehicles, equipment and premises. The majority of these accidents can be avoided by employing a Traffic Marshal to implement simple and effective precautions.

Traffic Marshal training will explain what steps are needed to keep people safe on site as well learning how to keep the flow of vehicle and plant traffic flowing efficiently.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone currently working, or intending to work in the construction industry as a Traffic Marshal/Banksmen. There are no formal requirements for taking this course however knowledge of working on a construction site is helpful.

Traffic Marshal training is an ideal way for Labour Operatives to upskill to a more responsible role on a construction site.

Course Duration and Assessment

The Traffic Marshal training runs for approximately 4 hours. The course is practical, informative and discussion based. There is no formal assessment however the trainer will present worksheets that test your knowledge


Legislation and Regulations:

             •  Role of the Banksman

             •  PPE

             •  Safe Systems of Work

             •  Yard & Site Planning

             •  Risk Assessment

             •  Communications & Signals

             •  HSE Hand Signals

             •  Practical assessments

             •  Vehicle Manoeuvres

             •  Examination

             •  Examination

             •  Examination


This course will be delivered at our training facility of G&C Training Centre Ltd. based in Chessington, Surrey within the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

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