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Take control vehicle marshalling in construction


The purpose of this standard is to prepare candidates who have responsibility for manoeuvring vehicles on, off and within busy construction sites or premises to recognise the importance of accepting and dispersing vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, recognise significant risks and give clear and precise signals to vehicles.


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours 

Purpose/ Scope 

The purpose of this standard is to prepare candidates who have responsibility for manoeuvring vehicles on, off and within busy construction sites or premises to recognise the importance of accepting and dispersing vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, recognise significant risks and give clear and precise signals to vehicles.  


  • Accident statistics and the impact of training vehicle marshals 
  • Relevant legislation 
  • Learning and practising hand signals 
  • The need for vehicle/pedestrian management 
  • Hazard detection, risk assessment 
  • Practice and assessment.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • Operative and craft 
  • Supervision 
  • Management and leadership.

Candidate Pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.  However candidates will require a good understanding of spoken and written English. 


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  
  • Successfully completed training to this standard  
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience 
  • A verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • Classroom and workplace 
  • A blend of classroom and e-learning.

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning. 


Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:  

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment and theory knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.  

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.   

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the Training Organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard.   

Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis.  They will also be visited annually by the CITB Quality Assurance team. 


There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard. 

Approval Date

November 2018

Review Cycle

On request or 3 years of approval date 

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional Guidance to Support Learning Outcome 

Understand accident statistics and implications of an untrained person controlling vehicles 

E.g. accidents, injuries, hazards, risk etc. 


Describe how training prevents accidents 


Describe legislation that covers the control of manoeuvring vehicles  

Could include: 

Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) 

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 

Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) 

Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 

Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 

Rider-operated lift trucks : Operator training and safe use Approved Code of Practice 

Road Traffic Act 

Use hand signals to direct vehicles 


Direct vehicles safely  

E.g. correct positioning, signalling etc. 

Describe the requirement for vehicle and pedestrian management 

HSE website resources 

Identify hazards and assess risks 


Additional information about this standard

Accident statistics



For full list and links to relevant legislation relating to workplace traffic/vehicles at work: 


Health and Safety Executive website for resources: 


HSE guidance  

Traffic management on site: