CPCS Telescopic Handler (all sizes)

CPCS (Construction Plant Competent Scheme) Courses

Telescopic Handler (all sizes)

5 days | Up to 2 candidates

Theory Training includes the following subjects:

  • Principles and aims of health and safety at work
  • Employee’s duties and responsibilities under law
  • Safety signs
  • Dealing with hazards
  • Accident prevention and control
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment
  • Handling plant-related harmful substances
  • Operator Roles and responsibilities
  • Operator preparation for work
  • Machine Travelling and manoeuvring
  • Setting up for work
  • Working tasks
  • Completing work
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Machine handbooks

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Practical Training covers:

  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use of the operator’s handbook, other information sources, Approved Codes of Practice and legislative documents
  • Operator documentation, certificates, method statements, lift plans, duties charts etc
  • Pre-use, start, running checks and close-down procedure
  • Preparing the tele-handler for site and road travel
  • Travelling the tele-handler over different terrain including rough undulating ground (not industrial telescopic) and substantial inclines while unloaded and loaded
  • Manoeuvring progressing to confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction with and without loads
  • Setting the tele-handler to lift and move different loads
  • Load characteristics, integrity and security while picking, moving and landing, including landing loads in high places
  • Lifting, moving and placing various loads accurately, including loading and unloading a vehicle or trailer
  • How to stay within safe working parameters
  • Placing the tele-handler in an out-of-service condition
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.

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