Banksman Instructor

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The course provides candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver vehicle banksman training courses in a safe, effective and efficient manner.

By the end of the course candidates will:

• Be able to plan and deliver safe and effective banksman training
• Be able to recall and discuss the role and responsibilities of an instructor

The Banksman Instructor course concludes with an objective examination carried out by an RTITB examiner. All elements of the examination must be passed in order to successfully qualify as an RTITB Banksman instructor. Achieving an RTITB instructor qualification is something to be truly proud of. Successful candidates are eligible to register on the RTITB Register of Professional Instructors.

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The course covers the following:

• Role of the instructor
• Planning and presenting banksman training
• Use of hand signals
• Safe systems of work
• The operating environment

And concludes with a 3 part examination:

• Theory test covering yard shunting best practice and regulations plus instructional techniques
• Practical lesson delivery
• Classroom lesson delivery
The course is suitable for candidates who:

• Have excellent communication skills
• Have a sense of responsibility in the workplace
• Have prior training in instructing (if they do not the course duration may need to be extended to cover instructional techniques)
It is beneficial to familiarise yourself with the following webpages, publications and documents prior to attending a Banksman instructor course. It is not mandatory to read/purchase all of these items, they are provided as recommendations only of what is likely to assist in preparation for course attendance.

HSE guide to Banksmans signals

HSE Guide to Workplace Transport Safety HSG136

HSE Safe Manoeuvring

HSE Inspection Checklist – Vehicle Movements

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Delivered at The RTITB Instructor Academy

Banksman Instructor Initial (with experience)

A course for candidates who wish to deliver Banksman training who has prior instructing experience.

3-4 people (2days) - £1870
1-2 people (1 day) - £935
Both course prices include a Trainers Guide for each candidate.

Banksman Instructor Re-Reg

A course for currently qualified RTITB Banksman instructors who wish to renew their registration

1-4 people (1 day) - £1285
This price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate

Banksman Instructor Initial (with no experience)

A course for candidates who wish to deliver Banksman training who has no prior instructing experience.

3-4 people (3 days) - £2455
1-2 people (2 days) - £1520
Both course prices include a Trainers Guide for each candidate.

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Banksman Instructor Initial (with experience)

A course for candidates who wish to deliver Banksman training who has prior instructing experience..

3-4 people (2 days) - £1616 plus instructor travel, subsistence and accommodation (this price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate)
1-2 people (1 days) - £808 plus instructor travel, subsistence and accommodation (this price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate)

Banksman Instructor Re-Reg

A course for currently qualified RTITB Banksman instructors who wish to renew their registration

1-4 people (1 day) - £1158 plus instructor travel, subsistence and accommodation (this price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate)

Banksman Instructor Initial (with no experience)

A course for candidates who wish to deliver Banksman training who has no prior instructing experience.

3-4 people (3 days) - £2074 plus instructor travel, subsistence and accommodation (this price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate)
1-2 people (2 days) - £1393 plus instructor travel, subsistence and accommodation (this price includes a Trainers Guide per candidate)