Telehandler Training Course

Telehandler Training Course

Course overview

The CPCS telehandler training course is designed to provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient operation of a Telehandler.

Course duration

1/2 day

What the Course Covers

  • Checking fuel, battery, oil, and water. Checking motive and hydraulic controls, seat, brakes, horn, steering, and gauges. Completing a weekly report.
  • Mounting and dismounting correctly, adjusting the seat, starting and stopping the engine/power. Driving under control in both directions. Applying brakes correctly. Selecting a safe parking area.
  • Steering the truck, laden and unladen, forwards and in reverse. Positioning the truck accurately in relation to obstacles and loads. Using all steering modes – 4 wheels, 2 wheels & crab steer.
  • Identifying hydraulic components, including stabilizer legs or self-leveling body. Operating controls smoothly and correctly.
  • Identifying factors which may affect stability: capacity plate, load centre, lift capacity, causes of lateral and longitudinal instability.
  • Understanding the dangers of overloading and unsafe conditions. Derating truck when fitting attachments i.e. sideshift, box tippers, bulk buckets, etc.
  • Stacking and destacking both flat and corner post pallets up to maximum lift height of truck, positioning for stacking / destacking.
  • Driving laden and unladen under control. Use of traction aids.
  • Loading and unloading palletized goods over both sides of a lorry.
  • Appreciating the need to operate trucks safely and correctly and to observe the company safety rules.
  • Loading a bulk lorry or trailer with bulk material (position and stability).
  • Positioning of forks and boom.
  • Legal requirements.

Upcoming Course Dates

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