Just two T’s in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do – Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads this is the partner course to the main operating Telescopic Handler training.

Telehandlers are purpose-built for material handling and movement, and by attaching different accessories, these versatile machines are to adapt to a variety of worksite tasks, including staging initial materials at the start of job, lifting palletized and suspended loads and jobsite cleanup at the end of job.

We cover all aspects of training from Novice operators, candidates who need refresher training to experienced workers, just requiring an assessment.

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Course ratios – Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads

The course durations, training and testing ratios for candidates holding a valid NPORS telescopic handler operator card are

Novices : 1 – 2 days for 4 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 4 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 6 delegates.

Here is a link to the course blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS. www.npors.com   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space.

  • Telescopic Handler Suspended loadsVariations include: Industrial (A), Up to 9m (B), All sizes excluding 360 slew (C), All sizes including 360 slew (D) Additional variation: Tracked (E)

    Each variation is a separate test, per candidate.  If you use more than one, please contact the office.  


    • A room for the theory session
    • A safe area for the practical session, using the Telehandler to be categorised on your training ID card.
    • A seat belt must be work if stated un the employers risk assessment / method statement.
    • Learners must hold a recognised telescopic handler qualification
    • If the learner is connecting the lifting accessories, they must also hold the relevant slinger / signaller qualifications – or a slinger signaller is required on site to assist with the assessment


    • Hand signals should comply with BS7121
    • A variety of loads to be slung, 1 x bundled load, 1 x long loads, 1 x load that is no more than 60% of the rated capacity.
    • Jib or lifting attachment.


    • Delegates to provide their own PPE.
    • All machinery and equipment to be in good working order and serviceable.
    • LOLER certification required.
    • Attachments can be covered on this course and detailed on your training ID card.


    • Candidates will need to know their Date of Birth and National Insurance number, together with a contact telephone number and email address – These are identifying factors and will never be used for marketing purposes.


How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

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Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

Our Awarding Body is National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

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More details on the NPORS Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads Training and Testing you can also check out our other blogs:

Official N138 NPORS Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads Training