Telescopic Handler

Course Aim
To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a Telescopic Handler.

Course Objectives
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
o Carry out Driver Daily Checks.
o Tag out and Lock out safely.
o Operate the telescopic handler in a safe and correct manner.
o Operate the telescopic handler in a more effective and efficient manner reducing damages and injuries.
o Understand Load Safety and stability principles.
o Understand Loading and Unloading vehicles Best Practice.
o Recognise dangers and hazards associated with the use of Lift Trucks.
o Understand Load Capacity in relation to a telescopic handler .

Recommended for
The course is intended for those who wish to use or currently use a telescopic handler in their employment career but require certification.

Course Contents
o The Law - Statute law and Rider Operator code of practice.
o Daily Inspections - Performance and Documentation.
o The Stability Triangle and Load Stability.
o Safe Operation Techniques.
o Loading and Unloading principles.
o Care and Maintenance.
o Lock out and Tag out.
o Hazards and Danger recognition.
o Immediate actions in response to accident.

The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

Theoretical exam consists of 20 operating and Safety questions. The pass rate of 80% must be attained before progression to the Practical test.

Practical test consists of specifically coordinated movements and Safety techniques. The Learner begins at a score of 100 and points are reduced for errors. The Learner must achieve 80% to pass.

The course is successfully completed when both theoretical and Practical exams have been achieved.

3 Learners per Truck and per Instructor

Beginners course - 4 days consisting of full time attendance.
Re-certification course - 1day consisting of full time attendance.
Experienced operator course - 1 day consisting of full time attendance.
Test Only - 2.5 hours.

Full RTITB certification is provided on successful completion of the course.