Course details for

Telehandler Training

Telehandler Training Overview (Telescopic Handler)

Provide the candidate with the knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the Telescopic Handler.

This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions and Approved Codes of Practice.

It is envisaged that by the end of this Telehandler training course, the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used and other relevant sources of information
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
  • Ability to conduct all pre- legislative requirements
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks
  • Carry out lifting and load handling tasks
  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations
  • Load and unload external transport safely
  • Fit, adjust and or remove attachments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedure

Please note: The learning outcomes listed should not be considered in isolation and may be added to in order to accurately reflect the learner’s duties and working environment

Telehandler Certification

  • NPORS Plastic identity card with photo, this card is issued by NPORS
  • Certification for this course is valid for 3 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date

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