Manoeuvring and reversing vehicles on site is a major cause of workplace accidents and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Yard shunter drivers should be trained in safe working practices to minimize the risk of potentially costly accidents.


Our 90% Practical 10% Theory course is designed to engage you in safe site manoeuvring ensuring you have all the skills and knowledge you require to carry out your duties to the highest standard. Included within the course is the banksman course. Banksman / Reversing Assistant training ensures that you meet your legal requirements and reduces the risk of expensive accidents when carrying out reversing manoeuvres.

Every year a number of people are killed and seriously injured by vehicles on company sites. This course trains staff to reverse vehicles safely and avoid accidents.

Course Content

  • Understanding the company's safety procedure in relation to vehicles on site

  • Employee's legal duties regarding the Health & Safety at Work Act

  • Areas of danger for reversing vehicles on the site

  • Understanding the vehicle and trailer controls

  • Manoeuvring and reversing movements

  • Correct coupling and uncoupling of trailers

  • Ensure the handover procedure is fully implemented and understood

  • The safe passage of reversing vehicles in confined spaces

  • Identification of areas of danger within sites

  • HSE and Road Transport Industry Training Board recommended code of signals

  • Guiding large goods vehicles, both rigid and articulated, using the code of signals to HSE Guide Notes HSG136 standard

Trainers have experience with Turberg, Artics & Rigid vehicles -

whatever the vehicle, we've got the trainer to suit!

The Course Details


The course lasts for 1 day for experienced shunter drivers. We class anyone that has been doing the job for over 12 month as experienced. Novice drivers will require 2 days training.


This course is carried out onsite using your own vehicles - this is to ensure the drivers are used to driving in the vehicles and surroundings that they will be in for the job.

Delivery Method

Our course is 90% practical and 10% theory based. 


All drivers attending this course must be 18 years old and have held their driving licence for at least 12 months.

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Contact Us

139 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6TX |  Tel: 01406 424500

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