Forklift Truck - Telescopic Handlers - Novice

This course is for those with little or no experience of driving telescopic forklifts. A minimum of two or more days (depending on previous experience) course for anyone who uses, or will be using a Telescopic Handler in the land-based industries.

Course pre requisite: Limited experience to none

Certificating Body: Lantra or NPORS

Course Length: Depending on experience two to five days.

Course Times: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm or to suit client

Instructor: Various

Cost: 2 day course £295 + VAT per person on open course including certification

Own venue course: charged at day rate

*additional days will be charged accordingly at £150 per day per person

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, or clients own site

Maximum Trainees: 3

This course will allow the trainee to be able to do the following:

  • Identify and comply with manufacturer's instructions in accordance with the Operator's handbook and other information sources i.e. load charts, and applicable regulations.
  • Identify the basic construction and components, the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Explain all relevant documentation.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Configure the Telescopic handler for site and road travel.
  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough undulating ground (not applicable for Industrial Telescopic) and substantial inclines, both with and without a load.
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, both with and without a load.
  • Set the Telescopic handler in order to lift various loads.
  • Lift and place various loads within the full working range of the Telescopic handler.
  • Ensure load integrity and security.
  • Transport loads.
  • Place and retrieve loads accurately at various places.
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer.
  • Keep within safe working parameters.
  • Place the machine in an out of service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedure on and off a transporter.

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