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Telescopic Handler Training

Course Aim

The telescopic handler training course teaches operators how to operate the machines and the skilful way to handle them efficiently.

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Course Description

The course and assessment covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the telehandler operator.
  • Parts and controls of the machine, i.e. how the machine works.
  • Undertake pre-use and running checks.
  • Configuring for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded.
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces whilst carrying loads.
  • Understand and operate the effect of load size weight gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability.
  • Skilful operation of the machine.
  • How to decide if a particular load is safe to lift.
  • Transferring loads to different locations.
  • Typical hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Health and safety about working with telehandlers.

How is the Course assessed?

The completed telescopic handler training ends with a theoretical and practical test.

What Certification will I receive?

Our telescopic handler training is CPCS accredited. After successfully completing the course, trainees would be given a CPCS red-trained operator card.

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Duration- 5 Days

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Types of Cards

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card provided by the CPCS for those that are at the initial stage of their career in plant operation. This card verifies the core skills and knowledge to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the applicable SVQ or NVQ or other relevant vocational qualifications.

Once you've received your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years, you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.


Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

A Competent Operator Card (COC) is a standardized document issued by the UK's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that allows individuals to become authorized construction site supervisors. It confirms that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through a competency based-test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test, and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

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