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Telescopic Handler (Refresher Test)

The Telescopic Handler/Rough Terrain/Loadall is a common sight on construction sites mainly used for lifting, moving and placing materials and equipment. It is essentially a forklift with a boom, meaning it has the extra benefits of a crane. A single telescopic or articulating boom extends forward and upwards, adjusting the maximum reach of the machine.  

This N010 NPORS certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to safely use a Telescopic Handler.

It is specifically aimed at Plant Operators who require practical and theory-based training and assessment on a Telescopic Handler. This training is essential for workers to operate Telescopic Handler safely. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course will take delegates through:

  • Gaining a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator.

  • Manufacturers' requirements, technical data, and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Being able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.

  • Being able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.

  • Conducting all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.

  • Safely mounting and dismounting the machine.

  • Starting and stopping the engine and safely moving the machine off and stopping it safely.

  • Configuring the machine for travel and manoeuvring it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas.

  • Conducting all necessary safety checks at the work area.

  • Manoeuvring the machine to the work area and correctly configuring in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks.

  • Lifting and transferring loads accurately and safely at different locations.

  • Loading and unloading external transport safely.

  • Fitting, adjusting and/or removing attachments.

  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.

  • Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures.


Course Code


Cost per person

Max Participants

2 days



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