Telescopic Handler Course


To provide the operator with the knowledge to be able to operate a telehandler safely and competently.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training course, the delegate will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavator use
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the engine and 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 necessary 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
  • Carry out lifting and load handling tasks
  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations
  • Load and unload external transport safely
  • Fit, adjust and or remove attachments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Course Content

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic procedures
  • Skills and knowledge associated with the telehandler
  • Site safety awareness
  • Safely mounting and dismounting the telehandler
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Control competence
  • Operating procedures and safety checks whilst unladen and laden and loading and unloading
  • Carrying out lifting and loading tasks
  • Unloading and loading external transport
  • Removing and fitting attachments

How long is the course?

Telehandler training can vary in course length. For a novice, the course lasts for five days but for a more experienced operator, it may differ.


Practical and Written Test

Who should attend this course?

Anyone wishing to hold an NPORS licence to operate a Telescopic Handler.


NPORS accredited

Other courses available

  • Rough Terrain Telehandler
  • Industrial Telehandler
  • Telehandler Suspended Loads

CALL 03450 578 160 or email:

  • To book this training course
  • To discuss your training requirements with a member of the NFB Training Team
  • To deliver this course in your organisation