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SMART Awards SA023 Banksman- Ground Support Person

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Duration: 1 Days

Who should attend?

This course offers essential training in Banksman or Ground Support for Elevating Platforms (EP) and Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), suitable for candidates in construction or utilities.

Course Aim:

This course covers Ground Support/Banksman duties for EPs or MEWPs, teaching safe maneuvering in confined spaces and at heights, and understanding associated hazards.

Learning Outcomes:

  • – Acknowledge the necessity of clearances for the machine, varying with different activities.
    – Identify safe spaces suitable for manoeuvring the machine.
    – Recognise the types of Banksman’s signals and hand signals utilised in restricted spaces.
    – Familiarise with different types of PE and MEWP machines.
    – Understand the importance of EP and MEWP machine dimensions and handling characteristics.
    – Identify potential hazards during manoeuvering.
    – Demonstrate emergency operation of the machine from ground level.
    – Adhere to safety requirements ensuring personal safety and that of other road users.
    – Understand relevant safety and legal requirements for EP or MEWP operation.
    – Familiarise with company emergency procedures.
    – Understand company procedures for reporting and communication requirements.


Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a Smart Awards Certificate which is valid for 3 years.

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14 03 24


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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