A Banksman/Signaller is responsible for directing the movement of vehicles on or around a site. The role is critical to on-site health and safety and the provision of safe systems of work.
- Newly trained banksmen/signaller can earn in the region of £20,000-£22,000
- Trained with experience banksmen/signaller can earn in the region of £22,000-£50,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility
Qualifications and Training
There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to become a banksman/signaller. Good communication skills are generally considered as valuable as academic qualifications.
Initial training for these positions is generally on the job under supervision, but most employers will look for evidence of formal training such as the following courses run by the CITB:
- Safe Working Practices Around Construction Plant Equipment
- NVQ level 2 in Plant operations Direct, Guide and Control the movement of Plant