Just two T’s in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do – this one for the Telescopic Handler and its partner for the Suspended loads.

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

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 5 days for 3 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 4 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.

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Training locations

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

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Variations include: J2 Telehandler Rough Terrain variable reach lift trucks up to 9 metre lift

J3 Telehandler Rough Terrain high lift above 9 metre lift

J4 Telehandler Industrial variable reach lift trucks up to 9 metre lift

J5 Telehandler Industrial high lift up to 9 metre lift

J6 Telehandler variable reach including 360 slew under 9 metre lift

J7 Telehandler variable reach including 360 slew over 9 metre lift

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


For example : A machine over 9m boom length is required to have the npors category ‘all sizes excluding 360 slew’.


  • 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.
  • Where possible we need to travel up and down a gradient, and over varying terrain. (slope not less than 18% or 1:5.5 incline with enough manoeuvring area at both top and bottom).
  • A straight run of at least 20m.
  • Representative Loads.
    • Load one – not less than 50% of the trucks rated capacity
    • Load two – 3 equal dimensions suitable to stacking
    • Load three – a load of a weight less than the trucks lift capacity at full horizontal reach.


  • Loading out tower – 75% or more of the trucks maximum lifting height and able to support load one.


  • 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.

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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)

More details on Lift Truck courses

We have also written a couple of blogs about general lift truck courses Lets talk Forklift Truck Training and What we do – Part 1 Lift Truck Training  both these blogs contain more information about the training available with us.

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

Official N010 NPORS Telescopic Handler Training

N010 Telescopic Handler Course Details