Excavator banksman

Course information

Excavator banksman Training

Aims & Objectives

The excavator banksman training course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge to be able to efficiently and effectively monitor and control the work and movement of mechanical excavators on a work site in accordance with company procedures.

Course summary

  • Introduction
  • Relevant legislation
  • Equipment to be used
  • Method statements, risk assessments and permits to work
  • PPE
  • Prepare and direct excavations
  • Communication signals and emergency procedures
  • Safe positioning of an excavation marshall
  • Overhead and underground services
  • Responsibilities of excavation marshall – banksperson
  • Risks of excavating near to underground services and safe digging practices


Training can be carried out at our centre in Fife, or at your own site where criteria be met. CPCS testing must be carried out at our approved test centre in Fife however NPORS testing can be carried out at your own site providing site specifications can be met.

Course Duration

A 1 day test only can be carried out on candidates with relevant experience

Training duration is dependent on the number of candidates, and each candidates previous experience.  Generally a novice candidate would require 10 days training on the 360 Excavator (based on 3 candidates with little to no experience), however this can be significantly reduced with relevant experience


Our construction plant courses can be delivered with either NPORS, CPCS or our own in-house accreditation. On successful completion of the course candidates will therefore receive certification per their preference. For further information on these schemes, please click here.


We are an ITA approved centre. Please get in touch to find out how you can use your £200 ITA grant towards the cost of this course. 

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