Banksmen / signallers are responsible for directing the movement of vehicles and plant on or around a site. As a signaller, you’d be critical to on-site health and safety.
Slinger signallers also have a role within factories, where modular buildings are constructed.
Typical hours per week
How to become a banksman / signaller
There are several routes to becoming a banksman / signaller. You could complete a specialist college course or an apprenticeship, and gain further qualifications and experience to help you move into the role.
You should explore these routes to becoming a banksman / signaller to find out which is the right one for you.
You may need a (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
College / training provider
You could start your career at a specialist college / training provider learning how to be a plant operative, for example.
Once you have gained site experience you could train to become a banksman / signaller.
An apprenticeship with a construction firm is a good way into the industry
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
For an apprenticeship you’ll need :
There is not a specific apprenticeship for a banksman / signaller but you could start your career as an apprentice plant operator or take on any role which gives experience on construction sites or off-site manufacture.
Once you have gained some qualifications, your employer may provide you with additional training, such as :
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a banksman / signaller include :
What does a banksman / signaller do?
As a banksman / signaller, you will be responsible for safely directing the movement of vehicles on a work site. You could also be providing vital recommendations on movement and ensuring this is relayed in a clear manner to all on site.
The job role of a banksman / signaller involves the following duties :
How much could you earn as a banksman / signaller?
The expected salary for a banksman / signaller varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.