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Course description

This course is designed to train delegates how to safely operate a telescopic handler, and to provide a thorough understanding of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to maintain a safe working environment.

Who should attend?

Delegates who will be required to operate a telescopic handler in a working environment.

Course content

  • Basic industry understanding, awareness of dangers and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of manufacturer’s handbook for the machine
  • Locate and identify major components and explain their function
  • Locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their function
  • Conduct pre-use checks in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and legislative requirements
  • Identify necessary PPE
  • 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 un-laden across 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 end of shift and shut down procedures


No previous experience is required.


Novice course duration: 5 days  - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Refresher course duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Experienced worker tests duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 4:1:1


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