Traffic Marshal Training

Course overview

What’s the Problem?

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 which will be explained during the course.

A Traffic Marshal or Banksman is an operative trained to direct vehicle movement on or around site. They are often called traffic marshals. A Traffic Marshal or Banksman can still be used for reversing vehicles if they are competently trained and authorised. There is a hierarchy of control which places segregation at the top. A Traffic Marshal or Banksman should only be used in circumstances where other control measures are not possible.

How can we keep the Traffic Marshal or Banksman safe?

  • Ensure that they are trained and competent to direct moving vehicles.
  • Provide a protected position from which they can work in safety.
  • Provide distinctive ‘hi viz’ clothing for identification.
  • Tell drivers that if they cannot see the Traffic Marshal orBanksman they should stop immediately.
  • Agree on the use of standard signals.

Traffic Marshal Training Method

This is a classroom and practical based course with power point presentations and a training DVD.

Traffic Marshal Training Course Requirements

The practical element of the training will be conducted using the customer’s equipment. It will be the customer’s responsibility to ensure that equipment is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained and that all trainees are in possession of the correct PPE.


Traffic Marshal Training Course

Traffic Marshal training course classroom and site based at client or trainer premises with adequate room for all candidates. 240v power required for projector allowing power point presentations and training DVD’s. Large screen TV’s with HTMI connections are also acceptable.

Suitable vehicles – trailers and shunting vehicles are to be provided. Practical training must be performed off the job.

6 hours.

Clients Receive
 Individual Certificates of Competency.

Complies with
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) and HSE Approved Codes of Practice regarding Vehicle Movement on Construction Sites and Workplace Transport Safety

Nationwide and Overseas. Maximum 10 candidates per course

Course content

  • Health and safety
  • Construction law, regarding traffic management
  • Who should be allowed on site
  • Safety of vehicle access
  • Hazard analysis
  • Risk management for directing vehicles
  • Identifying dangerous manoeuvres (reversing)
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding pedestrians and other staff where vehicles may be reversing
  • Demonstrating the code of hand signals recommended by the HSE
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities of employers and their employees
  • Safety signs
  • Accident prevention
  • How to plan the use of vehicles

Assessment of Competency

Throughout the training course practical assessments will be made followed by the multiple choice assessment paper.

Successful candidates gaining a minimum 80 percent pass mark will be awarded a Traffic Marshal Awareness Training Certificate valid for 36 months.

The assessment can take place orally for those who have difficulties with reading or writing.


Price on application. All our prices are extremely competitive

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