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NPORS N010 Telescopic Handler training and testing


  • N010 Telescopic Handler


The telescopic handler is a workhorse of the construction site, in the correct hands this machine can unload deliveries, transport aggregates and stack and shift loads around the site. It is vital that those operating plant and machinery are trained and competent to do so, which is a requirement of the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998.


It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following activities

· Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and your responsibilities as a Telescopic handler operator

· Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used and other relevant sources of information

· 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 breaking controls and explain their functions

· carry out all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers 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 and in open and confined areas

· conduct all necessary safety checks of the work area

· manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure it 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 on and off external transport safely

· Fit, adjust or remove attachments

· demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

· Carry out All end of shift and shutdown procedures

Novice course duration: 5 days

Maximum novice course ratio: 3 operators 1 Machines 1 trainer (3.1.1)

Maximum number of novice tests per day: 3

Maximum number of refresher tests per day: 3

Maximum number of experienced worker tests per day: 4


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