Dulson Training

Yard Shunter / Banksman

Course information

Shunters and Banksman are often responsible for moving, directing, and transporting heavy goods around often busy transport hubs and work sites.

The Yard Shunter/Banksmen course provides practical and classroom based training for people who want to work in transport hubs and distribution centres, driving Class 1 or Class 2 vehicles but without the lorry licence.

The course enables candidates to recognise the dangers and hazards of operating within these environments and to operate safely and efficiently.

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Moving large vehicles can be difficult and put site operatives at risk. Our Yard Shunter course is designed to increase driver awareness of the dangers involved. Allowing your site to be more productive but a safer environment for your staff and visitors. 

Content and Course Design
Daily Vehicle Checks, Safe Systems at Work, Site Rules, Health & Safety at Work, Operation of Vehicles, Defect Reporting, Duties of Employer, Duties of Employee, Manoeuvring Vehicles coupling and uncoupling from the trailer.

Our Yard shunter courses can be delivered at one of our sites with our equipment in Hortonwood, Telford, or Battlefield, Shrewsbury. We can deliver this training anywhere in the UK at your site with your equipment.

Course Duration
Usually 2 days for novice or 1 day for experienced or refresher

License requirements

Free Training

You must be 17 years +

Free Training

You must have a valid UK driving licence (car)

LGV Class 2 Training Telford

Who should train?

This course is for people who don’t have a lorry licence but want to work in distribution centres, transport yards, and distribution hubs. This course enables you to drive Class 1 or Class 2 vehicles in these locations and learn the necessary operational and safety requirements for this type of role.

The Banksmen course is also suitable for people who direct the vehicles in and out of loading bays.

The Process

Get in touch.
We can arrange a flexible training course to work around your schedule.
Book your course.

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What does the training include?

This course can be delivered at our Shropshire training site, or delivered anywhere across the UK. Dulson Training can supply the necessary equipment, or the trainee/company can supply their own equipment.

The course is split between classroom and practical training and is usually run over half a day, depending on trainee numbers and experience.

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Testimonials from our valued trainees
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A big thanks for all your help with getting me through my class 2. And a massive thanks to Allen for his patients and perseverance. Totally recommended to anyone thanks again

Louis Price

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Best driving school by far they helped me pass my class 1 and 2 and they did it at times that were suitable to me and they make sure you are 110% ready for your test Highly recommended

Barry Jarman

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Just to say a huge thank you for your help and patience in getting me through my test. Many Thanks Kate