Telescopic Handler- Suspended Loads Training Course

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Kentra can provide a Telescopic Handler – Suspended Loads training course, this course is a ‘Bolt on’ to an existing Telescopic Handler Licence i.e. you need a minimum of 12 months on your current Telescopic Handler licence to be able to complete this course.

We can complete the Suspended loads training course on the final day of a full 5 day Novice Telehandler course.


Novice: 1 Machine : 4 Candidates : 1 Instructor: 1-2 Days
Refresher and Test: 1 Machine : 4 Candidates : 1 Instructor: 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 1 Machine: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

The suspended loads must be slung by a dedicated, qualified, competent and authorised slinger/signaller.  Where on occasion the telescopic handler operator may be required to sling the loads they are to transport they too must be qualified, competent and authorised slinger/signallers.

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate a Telescopic Handler with a jib or lifting attachment for use with suspended loads.

Their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998, Health and Safety Guidance L64, BS7121, GS6
The safety rules applicable to lift truck operation
The importance of carrying out pre-shift checks and daily maintenance

Ensure telescopic handler is in a safe condition and attachments fitted correctly.

The factors affecting stability and mobility
Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the slinger/signaller.

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974
Operating Safety Code
Pre-shift checks
Factors affecting stability and mobility
Motive controls
Hydraulic controls
Maneuvering in open and confined areas and over varied terrain
Safe load indicators
Signal Codes with a Slinger/Signaller
Weights and centre of gravity, load integrity and security
Work with the Slinger/Signaller

Course requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.
A machine.

The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.

A variety of loads to be slung.

Jib attachment on site.

At the time of testing the candidates must have a valid Telescopic Handler licence, with a minimum of 12 months before the expiry date.

Certification & Validation
This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N138 Suspended Loads training course

Suspended Loads training course

We can deliver many types of Lift Truck courses, if you would like to discuss these please Contact us.

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