Who Should Attend?
The candidate attending the course must already hold an NPORS license and be an experienced operator of the telehandler.
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:
- Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator.
- Be able to confirm to manufacturers' requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation.
- Be able to locate, identify and explain Safe Working loads, Lifting capacity chart and explain how the manufacturer may reduce the lifting capacity when moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations and working ranges.
- Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category.
- Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads.
- Identify any overhead / proximity hazards.
- Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the Slinger / Signaller.
- Ensure Telescopic Handler is in a safe condition and attachments fitted correctly.
- Checked load integrity and security.
- Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner, ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement.
- Environmental considerations.
- Carry out all out-of-service and securing procedures.
Please note that these course objectives have been developed on the premise that the suspended loads will be slung by a dedicated, qualified, competent and authorised slinger/signaller. Where on occasion the telescopic handler operator may be required to sling the loads they are to transport, they too must be qualified, competent and authorised slinger/signallers.
In order for the course to take place on site, please note that the following equipment will be needed:
- The telehandler in use's duty chart must state that it can lift, pick and carry suspended loads.
- Loads must be available to lift.
- The chains etc used to sling loads must have up to date certificates
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a certificate accredited by NPORS.