Telescopic Handler Training Course

ABA Groupings J2, J3, J4, J5, J6, J7, J8

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Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Fork Lift courses, including this Telescopic handler training course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives
To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain a Telescopic Handler.

Learning Outcomes
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as a Lift Truck operator
● Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
● Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
● Conduct all pre-operational checks
● Safely mount and dismount the machine
● Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
● Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrains, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined spaces
● Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
● Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry our lifting and load handling tasks
● Carry out lifting and load handling tasks
● Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations
● Load and unload external transport safely
● Fit, adjust and or remove attachments
● Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
● Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that for Lorry Mounted Lift Truck training course’s “It is important that employers ensure that lift-truck operators are trained to the standards outlined in the L117 ACOP, whether using in-house trainers or external training providers.

“Everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.”

Course Duration
The telescopic handler training course ratios are
Novice: 1 Machine: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 – 5 Days
Refresher and Test: 1 Machine: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor, 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 1 Machine: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, 1 Day

Under-slung loads are now tested as a separate category, the ‘Bolt on’ Suspended loads course is also available with NPORS registration.

Course Content
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
● Operating Safety Code
● Pre-shift checks
● Factors affecting stability and mobility
● Motive controls & positioning
● Hydraulic controls
● Manoeuvring in open and confined areas and over varied terrain
● Stacking at different levels with laden and unladen pallets
● Lorry loading and unloading
● Safe load indicators
● Outriggers
● Positioning
● End of Shift Checks

Variations of the Tele Handler
● Telehandler Rough terrain variable reach lift trucks – up to 9 metre lift (ABA Grouping – J2)
● Telehandler Rough terrain high lift – above 9 metre lift (ABA Grouping – J3)
● Telehandler Industrial variable reach lift truck – up to 9 metre lift (ABA grouping – J4)
● Telehandler Industrial high lift – above 9 metre lift (ABA grouping – J5)
● Telehandler variable reach including 360 slew – under 9m (ABA Grouping – J6)
● Telehandler variable reach including 360 slew – over 9m (ABA Grouping – J7)

● Articulated Rough Terrain Telehandler Lift Truck (ABA Grouping – J8)

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).
Each variation is classed as a separate test under the ratio requirements, a machine of over 9 metre boom length or 360 slew is required in order to attain these accreditation.

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session with use of the Telehandler.
The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.
3 palletised loads.
Racking, scaffolding/loading out tower at least 75% of the machine’s maximum lifting height.
The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.
External Transport such as Lorry / Van / Trailer etc if assessment on loading and unloading if applicable.
Attachments on site if they require these on their certification.
All to be in good working order.

Certification & Validation
This Telescopic handler training course can be registered with our awarding body or certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
● NPORS registration and plastic ID card N010 Telescopic handler training course

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.

Telescopic Handler Training Course

Additional Information
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website

We also have a dedicated News page to keep you up to date with information from the industry and training news.

NPORS have introduced a new category N138 suspended loads, which is a separate ‘Bolt On’ course specifically covering loads carried below the forks. This type of load carrying is therefore no longer covered as part of the the standard Telehandler refresher and test.

If you would like to discuss this Telescopic handler training course or any other details please Contact us.

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