Telescopic Material Handler

The Aim of the Course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the Forklift safely.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice.

  • Carry out a pre-shift inspection.

  • Be able to load and unload vehicles and static racking. Understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads.

  • Have sufficient knowledge and practical skills to successfully complete the CPCS Technical Test.

Who Should Attend The Course?

All personnel required to operate a Forklift Truck.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering;

  • An Introduction to the Construction Industry

  • Current relevant regulations

  • Introduction to machine Pre – shift inspections Controls and instruments

  • Components and main types of lift trucks

  • Re – fuelling systems

  • Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems

  • Emergency controls

  • Manoeuvring over uneven ground

  • Operators safety code Handling loaded / unloaded pallets and difficult shaped loads Loading and Unloading flat bed lorries and at various heights CPCS Technical Test Theory Element.

Course Duration

This depends on the experience and number of candidates, the ratio of candidates / machines per Instructor.

Health & Safety Training / Testing

Health & Safety Test Specific to your chosen category MUST be passed before a CPCS Technical Test can be taken.

Testing / Certification

All candidates will complete the Full (Theory & Practical) CPCS Technical Test and on successful completion will be issued with a CPCS Red Trained Operators Card

Companies who are CITB Levy Payers can claim grants to cover some of the costs of the training and tests.