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Novice Banksman Course (Slinger/Signaler) – non CSCS

Our 3-day New Entrant Banksman course is the first step to becoming a CSCS Banksman.

This important role is always in high demand and a fully qualified CSCS Banksman will earn up to 20% more than the average construction worker. A Banksman is the person who directs the operation of cranes or larger vehicles on construction sites. Whether using a radio or hand signals, the Banksman communicates and directs crane and other plant operators to ensure safe and efficient maneuvers on site.

This novice banksman course gives a direct path to getting fully qualified and is heavily focused on the practical parts of the job. You will gain experience and confidence in the role which you can then use on site (with supervision).

With just 6 months of supervised experience, you can then become fully qualified with our 1-day CSCS Banksman course!

On completion of this course, learners will:

  • Able to use & understand hand signals as they apply to Slingers, Signallers & Banksmen.

  • Able to guide & select appropriate lifting equipment.

  • Able to recognise hazards & risks associated with blind lifts.

  • Aware of the current Health & Safety Legislation as it applies to Signaller/Slinger/Banksman.



PPS Number




Driving Licence


Safe Pass

Duration & Locations

8am - 5pm


Novice Dumper Course – non CSCS

Our Navan location services both Dublin and Meath and is held in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. This great location is on the Dublin side of Navan and is just 30 minutes from the M50. For those on public transport, the Bus Eireann 109 service stops at Springfield Green which is 2 minutes from the hotel. Return travel options are available, see buseireann.ie for ticket information.

Our 8am start time makes it easier to get to Navan against rush hour traffic than for many Dublin-based courses and the hotel offers refreshments and is close to a variety of shops and food outlets. As our most popular location, we offer safe pass courses several times per week here.

Novice Banksman (Slinger / Signaller) FAQS

A Banksman is the person who directs the operation of cranes or larger vehicles. This is an important position on construction sites as it improves the functioning of the site and vehicles and ensures the safety of operators and other people. Banksman is what we call the role in Ireland but in the US it is a “Spotter” while in Australia they say “Dogman”. The role is in constant demand and jobs on the site usually last from the beginning until the site is complete.

- Directing movement of vehicles and equipment on a site.

- Drawing up and assessing safe traffic systems for the site

- Ensuring staff and site visitors are separated from vehicle movement wherever possible.

- Directing plant operators with clear and safe directions verbally, by radio and industry standard hand signals.

- Traffic management for the site to minimize disruption and waiting times for operators.

  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005

  • Employers & Employees legal duties under current Health & Safety Legislation

  • Identify workplace hazards regarding Slinger/Signaller.

  • Understand the principles for the correct selection of Lifting Equipment.

  • Identify & apply the full range of Slinging & Signaller methods.

  • Apply & Understand Signaller/Signaller Operations.

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