Banksman - Central London

Facilities Management
Ref: 72 Date Posted: Saturday 08 Dec 2018
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We are recruiting on behalf of our client for a experience Banksman. You will be the first point of on site contact and be responsible for directing the movement of vehicles and directing the movement of mobile plant. You will also be monitoring traffic numbers and spaces in bays. This role will be working in a small team working along side loading bay operatives and reporting to the Loading Dock Manager.  The position is based in Canary Wharf

Essential Responsibilities

  • Clearly direct vehicles and mobile plant at all times ensuring they are kept separate from pedestrians

  • Reverse all vehicles into bays, being vigilant of any possible dangers

  • Use practical techniques and agreed system of signalling and hand signals to assist drivers and operatives in all manoeuvres

  • Be visible to drivers at all times whilst directing vehicles and plant

  • Stand in a safe position, from which to guide all vehicles without causing an obstruction

  • Keep traffic areas free of pedestrians

  • To ensure that all users of the Loading Dock/parking bays/areas observe and comply with the necessary regulations and precautions in respect of Health & Safety regulations

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with drivers, and contractors

  • Report any near miss incidents involving vehicle movements to Line Manager

  • To maintain good working relations with tenant representatives and suppliers/contractors and to use the booking system as required to confirm bookings and delivery activity

  • To promptly report to the Building Manager/Loading Dock Manager any problems relating to the operation of the Loading Dock/parking bays/areas

Essential Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Previous experience as a Banksman on a large commercial development is essential

  • The duties will include standing for long periods and some strenuous physical activity

  • The Incumbent must be able to drive a forklift truck and be in possession of a current licence

  • Possess relevant Banksman hand signalling skills, with the appropriate certification Level 2 Customised Award in Banksman Skills.

  • The incumbent must have an appreciation of the importance of customer service and how this is applied in role.

You will also be trained in a number of health & Safety procedures, including COSHH / PPE / ISO Training.

This will be a day shift pattern between the hours of 6am4pm, there will be some flexible required for this role. To apply for the role click on the link below.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated for this role, should you not have a response from us in 14 days, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion