Slinger / Signaller

Telescopic Forklift (Telehandler) (A17)


To provide thorough theoretical and practical training in operating a telehandler to enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the machine and pass the CPCS Telescopic Handler training course Theory and Practical Tests.



  • Operating the plant machinery on all normal tasks for which it is designed
  • Deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carrying out routine telescopic handler servicing procedures and plant maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Conducting minor mechanical adjustments
  • Preparing and driving the machine on public highways, and loading in onto a transporter in accordance with the requirements of the UK Road Traffic Acts
  • Understanding the purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • How the handler machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Loading, storage and transit of representative materials
  • The basic construction of pallets
  • The permitted loading of scaffolds


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen Health and Safety test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

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