Telehandler Operation Qualification




Class: Telehandler Operation Qualification

Time:  1 hour

Target Audience:All
Objectives/References: Various standards, techniques and best practices

Course Outline:

  • The Law – Regulations & Legislation (including: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 & The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999)
  • Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • Introduction to the truck
  • Machine capabilities & limitations
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Explanation & use of controls
  • Fuel and hydraulic systems
  • Steering & manoeuvring
  • Safe operation and safety precautions
  • Factors in deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Lifting and depositing loads
  • Stacking and de-stacking
  • Loading, storage and transit of representative materials
  • Inspection and maintenance


This course is designed to train and assess operators in the safe operation of Telehandlers, including the hazards and precautions to take and also to provide them with a knowledge and understanding of current relevant legislation and approved codes of practice.


M&A Safety Services’ training conforms to OSHA CBT Training standards and ANSI Z490.1. Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training. M&A Safety Services LLC. follows all ANSI training criteria.

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