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Aims and Objectives 

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate a Telescopic Handler with a jib or lifting attachment for use with suspended load

                (We only conduct on-site training)

                (We provide in-house and ITSSAR Accredited courses)

Learning Outcomes

  •  To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as a Telehandler operator
  •  Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain how the manufacturer may reduce the lifting capacity which moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations and working ranges.
  •  Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category
  • Identify any overhead,proximity hazards
  • Steering in all modes
  • Carried out end of shift and shutdown procedures
 Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads Identify any overhead / proximity hazards  Ensure telescopic handler is in a safe condition 
       Course Content
  •  Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
  •  Operating Safety Code
  •  Pre-shift checks
  •  Factors affecting stability and mobility
  •  Motive controls
  •  Hydraulic controls
  • Overhead obstructions and safety distance from electrical hazards
  •  Manoeuvring in open and confined areas and over varied terrain
  •  Safe load indicators
  • Stacking and de-stacking at various heights
  • Working angles
  • Deploying Stabiliser legs 
  •  Signal Codes with a Slinger/Signaller
  • Parking the Telehandler
  • Operating in all modes
  • Fitting an attachment
 Weights and centre of gravity, load integrity and security           
                   Course Duration
    Novice course (3 days) 1 trainee to 1 trainer
    Novice course(4 days) 2 trainee to 1 trainer
    Novice course(5 days) 3 trainees to 1 trainer 
    Experience course(1 day) 1 trainee to 1 instructor
    Experience course(2-3 days) 2-3 trainees 1 instructor
    Conversion course(1- day) 1 trainee to 1 instructor
    Conversion course(2 days) 2-3 trainees 1 instructor
    Refresher course( 1 day)