Telehandler Training & Course

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What is a telehandler training course?

A telehandler training course teaches the participants the knowledge and skills needed to productively, safely and competently, operate a telehandler, also known as a telescopic handler or a boom lift. The courses are designed to comply with CPCS telehandler training standards.

A telehandler is a lifting machine that uses a telescopic boom that can be fitted with various lifting attachment ranging from pallet forks to buckets and winches. Pallet forks are the most common attachment.

Telehandler jobs in the UK pay on average £28,000.

Telehandler Course Details:

The telehandler training courses usually take between 1 and 4 days to complete, depending on the participant’s experience and how quickly they learn.

We run Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) telehandler courses as well as NPORS telehandler training.

During the course you will learn the crucial skills required to get the CPCS telehandler red card — functionally equivalent to a telehandler licence — in three categories: A (Industrial Telescopic Handler), B (Up to 9 metres), C (above 9m but excluding 360-degree slew). We also offer a course that leads to the separate 360 telehandler CPCS ticket.

The telehandler training course includes the following elements:

  • Legislation & codes of practice.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the telehandler operator.
  • Parts and controls of the machine.
  • Effects of a load size and weight, as well as ground characteristics on the stability of the machine.
  • Normal operation of the machine.
  • How to decide if it’s safe to lift a given load.
  • Standard maintenance and servicing requirements.
  • Typical hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Health and safety in relation to working with telehandlers.

Completion of the telehandler course:

The completed telehandler training course ends with a theoretical and practical test. Successful candidates obtain the CPCS Trained Operator card for categories of telehandler covered by the course. This is also known as the CPCS red card, and is the first step in accreditation, issued for a non-renewable two-year period.

A more advanced accreditation, the Competent Operator card, also known as the CPCS blue card, can be achieved by gaining 300 hours of experience at work recorded and endorsed in your CPCS logbook and completing the NVQ level 2 assessment within 2 years of the red card issue date. The CPCS blue card is valid for five years and is renewable.

Already have the red card?

Get in touch to find out how we can help you get a CPCS telehandler blue card.

To book your CPCS / NPORS telehandler course or to find out telehandler training prices, click on the most convenient location from the list.

Why should you complete your telehandler training with us?

  • Professional & friendly instructors will teach you all you need to know to work safely and productively.
  • Large training area & modern machinery fleet, to make your training as comfortable and efficient as possible.
  • Flexible, individual approach to training.
  • No experience necessary: you can start your telehandler training as an absolute beginner. You don’t even need a driving licence.
  • Lowest telehandler training prices in the UK – guaranteed. If you find the same course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price.

What people say about our construction courses?

Very helpful staff, Mick and Joe are great blokes and very good teachers. Big thank you for all your help and support. I definitely recommend the courses.
Richard Gibson