According to statistics about a quarter of all work related vehicular deaths occur during reversing manoeuvres. Banksman training will certainly contribute to making this problem one of the past and ensure your work space is as safe as it can be.
Under the CPCS scheme there are essentially two important categories. The first of these categories is A73, which is a banksman category for those involved in general vehicle and plant marshalling on construction sites or within other area yard or loading areas where there are vehicle movements. Training can be provided either at a specialized site or in some cases on the customer’s own site.
Typically the course outline for the A73 category, will include: • Legislation and Regulations • Role of the Banksman • PPE • Safe Systems of Work • Yard & Site Planning • Risk Assessment • Communications & Signals • Manoeuvres • DVD • Theory Test • Practical Training
The second important CPCS banksman category is A40 for slinger signallers. Whereas A73 courses are for vehicle movements, banksman training under the A40 category is specifically aimed at those involved in the banksman activities for cranes.
Banksman training within the A40 CPCS category is intended to train operators in the theoretical and practical elements of the slinger signaller. The aim of which is passing the CPCS technical test.
Typically the course outline for the A40 category, will include: • Calculation of weights and sizes of loads and how to inform the plant operator of this. • Selection, use and maintenance of the appropriate lifting tackle for a job, • Accepted signals for moving a load • The slinger signaller’s responsibilities • How moving loads can affect the stability of a crane.