Telehandler Forklift Training

Commonly used in the Construction Industry as well as in Agriculture the telescopic boom and rough terrain capabilities to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional forklift have made them invaluable assets.

For example, telehandlers have the ability to remove palletised cargo from within a trailer and to place loads on rooftops and other high places. The latter application would otherwise require a crane, which is not always practical or time-efficient.

Telehandler Training Course

With the ability to fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or winch: turning it into a mobile crane make this a versatile addition to any company.

BITA Categories
J1 – Rough Terrain Masted lift truck
J2 – Rough Terrain Variable reach/telescopic up to 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer/articulated
J3 – Rough Terrain Telescopic above 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer/articulated
J4 – Industrial Variable reach lift truck – up to 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer
J5 – Industrial High lift telescopic truck – above 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer
J6 – Rough Terrain Variable reach/telescopic, rotating turret under 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer
J7 – Rough Terrain Variable reach/telescopic, rotating turret over 9m lift 6 2 or 4 wheel steer
J8 – Rough Terrain Articulated

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fuelling of Telehandler
  • Pre-use checks & Basic Maintenance
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Telehandler
  • Manoeuvring the Telehandler in open and confined areas
  • Stacking at different levels: Bulk Stacks/ Scaffolding
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets
  • Loading and unloading lorries with the Telehandler

Course assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 3 – 5 days max 3
Experienced Operator 2 – 3 days max 3
Safety Refresher 1 day max 3
Conversion 1 – 2 days max 3
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 3
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