CPCS are scheduled to release a new category in 2016 to cover the lifting and transport (pick & carry) of suspended loads with telehandlers using hook attachments.
This has been an eagerly awaited endorsement owing to the confusion over using telehandlers with suspended loads on a number of sites.
The Strategic Forum – Plant safety Group published a document outlining good practice when lifting and travelling with suspended loads using telehandlers. SFPSG-Guidance-Lifting-Suspended-Loads-with-Telehandlers-2014-05-16
Existing CPCS telescopic handler card holders will need to sit a theory and practical test to gain the A17E endorsement on their cards.
We anticipate a high uptake for this test, if you’d like too register your interest and be with the first to gain this endorsement in January 2016, please get in touch.