Course Overview

Duration: 3-5 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 1-3
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for personnel who will need to operate a Telehandler lift truck.

The number of days required will depend on the number and experience of the delegates.

To teach the new operators to prepare, safely operate and maintain a fork lift truck.

Training Methods
Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


On completion of the course, the operators will know:

  • Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The machine identification, terminology and daily maintenance
  • The safety aspects relating to the safe operation of this type of machine
  • The effect of load size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability


  • Statutory Requirements:
    The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974:
    Section 2, General duties of employers
    Section 7 & 8, General duties of employees
    Powers of the Inspectorate LOLER &
    PUWER regulations
  • Introduction of the Telehandler:
    Identification of Controls
    Identification of Parts
    Identification of Instruments


  • Daily Inspection take over and Maintenance:
    Daily checklist
    Daily maintenance
    Vehicle condition
    Hydraulic condition
  • Centre’s of Gravity and Load Stability:
    Load Centre’s
    Fulcrum and Counterbalance
    Causes of Instability
  • Driver Responsibility:
    Personal Safety Parking of the telehandler
  • Emergency Procedures:
    Accident involving fire
    Personal injury
  • Safe Driving Procedures:
    No load condition
    Loaded condition
  • Load Handling:
    Weight of load – Weight assessment
    Security of loads
  • Practical:
    Truck familiarisation
    Daily checks and maintenance
    Truck operation,
    No load condition
    General driving on advanced course
    Operators safety code
    Clients code of practice for Telehandlers truck operators.

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