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    Banksman Training

    Has anyone on here done Banksman training at all?

    I ask this as today I found out that I have been put forward for such training at work. Though I didn't get asked, more told via a memo from the branch manager that myself and 3 others will be doing this on 4th December.

    Just wondering how hard it is to do, or if its basically gonna be a day or half days blag and in the famous words of Jeremy Clarkeson "how hard can it be?"
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    I've done it. you will love it.... just class it as a day off, with lunch thrown in probably.
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    cheers mate. Not sure if its taking place in the works yard (which i presume it is) or somewhere else
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    have you ever helped someone to reverse a car or van????

    most prob. in which case you have already passed.

    all it is is about an hour talk on H&S, what to do when vehicle turns up, hand signals specific for the workplace and vehicles, what to do when u "bank" the vehicle, then you go do it.

    job done. piece of piss

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    Been there, done the training. Depending on your job, could be a half day or day on H&S, followed by a multiple choice question paper. Done mine for 180 digger as well as forklift. To be honest, it's mostly common sense. Just think about whats around you, look for hazards etc. and take action accordingly. Being banksman for a guy on a digger means looking out for power cables, water pipes etc BEFORE the guy digs them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58astrablack View Post
    Been there, done the training. Depending on your job, could be a half day or day on H&S, followed by a multiple choice question paper. Done mine for 180 digger as well as forklift. To be honest, it's mostly common sense. Just think about whats around you, look for hazards etc. and take action accordingly. Being banksman for a guy on a digger means looking out for power cables, water pipes etc BEFORE the guy digs them up.
    was curious more than anything. What i would most likely be reversing is articulated lorries or just lorries in general. Everyone's helped someone back a van or car up though, that's easy enough. Drive a forlifts myself though, only small ones ( Hyster H2.50XM's and H3.00XM's).Worst things to try and reverse is the old Fantuzzi sideloader we have, ya cant see over the top of the engine casing very well, especially when loaded with a pack of timber and having to reverse out of a building
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    Banksman for an artic would mean keeping a lookout all round the motor, make sure the driver can see you in his mirrors, at all times, and making sure they understand any hand signals you give. (No, two fingers in his mirror is not a recognised H&S signal)
    Best of luck mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58astrablack View Post
    Banksman for an artic would mean keeping a lookout all round the motor, make sure the driver can see you in his mirrors, at all times, and making sure they understand any hand signals you give. (No, two fingers in his mirror is not a recognised H&S signal)
    Best of luck mate.
    lol to that the two fingered salute FTW

    Yeah I guessed at that and do it for the most part anyway, since I work around them all the time, due to working in a builders merchants where lorries both artic and flatbed are in and out all the time.
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
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