Telescopic Handler & Suspended Loads (A17)

1 - 5 days depending on experience

To provide thorough theoretical and practical training in operating a telehandler to enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the machine and pass the CPCS Telescopic Handler training course Theory and Practical Tests.


  • Deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • The permitted loading of scaffolds
  • Operating the plant machinery on all normal tasks for which it is designed
  • How the telehandler machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Conducting minor mechanical adjustments
  • Preparing and driving the telehandler machine on public highways, and loading in onto a transporter in accordance with the requirements of the UK Road Traffic Acts
  • Carrying out routine telescopic handler servicing procedures and plant maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Understanding the purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Loading, storage and transit of representative materials
  • The basic construction of pallets

A-  Industrial Telescopic
B-  Up To 9 metres
C-  All Sizes EXC SLEW
D-  All Sizes INC SLEW (A77)
– Suspended Loads

Entry Requirements

Delegates must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

This training/testing can be as test only, Experienced, intermediate or Novice.