This course describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations. This unit applies to those working in site-based roles.



 The course covers the following:

  • Course objectives
  • What is a telescopic materials handler?
  • Components
  • Site policies and procedures
  • Operations documentation
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Identifying hazards
  • Avoid danger from overhead power lines
  • Types of overhead power lines and their heights
  • Legal requirement for overhead height
  • Control hazards
  • Health and safety regulations on construction sites
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Personal protective clothing
  • Signage requirements
  • Check and operate telehandler
  • Choosing the right telehandler
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Pre-start checks
  • Recording and reporting faults
  • Operate the telehandler
  • Safe operating techniques
  • Attach, lift, carry & place materials
  • Check ground conditions
  • Position the telehandler
  • Setting up for work
  • Conclude operations & clean up
  • Parking the telehandler
  • Relocate the telehandler
  • Clean the machine thoroughly
  • Carry out maintenance tasks
  • Servicing and minor replacements
  • Clean up after work
  • Housekeeping procedures



3.5 hours  CPD