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Telescopic Handler
Suspended Loads N138

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Max Number of Delegates: 3

Duration: 2 Days

Length of Certification: 3 Years

Accreditation: NPORS

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course outline

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for operators who require a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to suspending loads using a telescopic handler.

Course Aim

The course will provide you with basic skills, knowledge and information to safely operate a Telescopic Handler with Suspended Loads.

Training Methods

A high proportion of hands-on demonstration and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.


Llandarcy, Client Site.

Additional Information

In order to attend an Experienced Worker Test (EWT), delegates MUST hold a valid NPORS Telehandler licence.

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.


Course Content

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify the steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufactures and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine safely move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas

  • Conduct all safety checks at the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks

  • Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain how the manufacturer may reduce the lifting capacity when moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations and working ranges

  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category

  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads

  • Identify any overhead / proximity hazards

  • Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the slinger / signaller

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For course dates and prices, contact us today on 01792 587250

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