Traffic Marshal/ Banksman Jobs Pros and Cons
Traffic Marshal and Banksman are the synonym words and are used interchangeably. There has been recent increase in traffic Marshal job and as a result many vacancies are vacant. For this reason, many employers small or large are looking for trained Banksman all over the UK. The employees are highly demanded particularly in bigger cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. So If you are considering taking Traffic Marshal Training or the role as a Traffic Marshal then following information can be valuable for you.
Traffic Marshal Job Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of a Traffic Marshal or Banksman includes:
Firstly, maintaining the log book for vehicles entering and leaving the site. And also carrying out duties as a gate man. Secondly, signing in/out site operatives and deliveries. Further more managing the movement of traffic thus making sure safe movement of vehicles. In addition, maintaining pedestrian and traffic routes segregated and work according to a Site Traffic Management Plan. Lastly, depending on site to site, the supervisor may ask some additional tasks. For Example to clean and clear the site, doing labour and welfare duties and any other tasks as directed by them.
A valid CSCS card
A valid Traffic Marshal ticket.
Physical and manual labor ability.
Majority of the companies and subcontractors will require that you have your own PPE. For example, Hi vis vest, hard hat, safety shoes, protective glasses and dust mask etc. But good news is that no major tools are required.
Hourly Rate: Starting from £7.83 up to £15.
Not as laborious as other labor job.
May have your own cabin to perform your duties in extreme cold or hot weather.
You know who is in or out of the site if you are working as a gate man.
May have to stand outside in hot or cold weather, also the site environment may be noisy and dusty. Overall, if you are new to construction industry then this entry level job is ideal. Particularly if you are not willing to perform heavy labor jobs.
We at Trainica Trainings provide half day Traffic Marshal/Banksman training in London. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information reagrding our training sessions. We also have the option to provide card and certificate on the same day. We can travel to client’s site to deliver our training, moreover, group discounts are available for corporate clients.