A Banksman in civil engineering is a qualified person who is in charge of directing the operation of cranes or larger vehicles. Being a banksman on a work site or loading bay is one of the most important jobs. Often drivers do not always have a 100% clear vision of the loading area.
This is where Cale Engineering can help you. Our experienced banksman can help with the movement of the crane or larger vehicle. We will make sure that everything is loaded and unloaded safely. Our crane and large vehicle banksman with be the eyes and ears for the driver. Helping with any movements he has to make. Ensuring that it is safe. This means no one is being put in danger by the movement.
Our banksman can communicate with your driver through radio or by pre-agreed hand signals. This is always different for each moving situation. We will always advise what we believe is the best practise to ensure a smooth and safe manoeuvre.
We frequently work with lorries as well as cranes. Where our Banksman is responsible for directing the movement of the lorry. Also on request, we are more than happy to help with the loading or unloading of the vehicles.
The main aim of a banksman and the number 1 reason you should hire one is safety. This role is vital in minimising the number of injuries and deaths on the worksite. Hiring one of or Banksman can help you reduce the chance of a serious accident happening. As well as avoiding injuries they also play a huge part in avoiding damage to the machinery. Damage to a vehicle on site can be a costly task. This could also help to be avoided by investing sensibly in a banksman.
You can rest assure that all of our banksman have been through the necessary training to guide large vehicles and cranes safely. Our staff are frequently sent out completing thorough training courses. This is such an important job to help avoiding serious injuries in the work place. That we believe every banksman has to be extremely comprehensive.