A 5 day CPCS telescopic handler course.
Spaces are limited to 2 delegates per course.
This course covers the basics in 360 telehandler operation and maintenance, with a CPCS technical test (A77) on the final day.
In addition to the 360 telehandler category, successful learners will also gain the A17C (telescopic handler) and A17E (suspended loads) endorsements.
This is shortened course is aimed at experienced telehandler ops. Please contact the office for profiling prior to booking.
Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 360 telescopic handler will be able to:
Roles and responsibilities
- Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
Preparing for work
- Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
- Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
- Undertake all pre-use checks
- Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation
Travelling and manoeuvring
- Configure and ready for travel (site and highway)
- Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, where applicable, on rough, undulating ground and inclines. (excluding suspended loads)
- Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E)
- Follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads
Setting the telehandler up for work
- Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties
- Attach and remove attachments, including forks.
- Attach and remove hoist-rope attachments for the movement of suspended loads
- Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services
- Explain the basic principles of the slinging of loads, types of lifting accessories that can be used and the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine
- Explain the requirements for ensuring adequate ground support and stability
- Explain the causes of instability during blocked, free-on-wheel and pick-and carry duties
- Lift and place various suspended and fork-mounted loads from a variety of locations including a vehicle
- Lift and place suspended and fork-mounted loads under blocked, free-on- wheels and pick-and-carry duties
- Lift, transfer and place fixed-hook suspended loads up to maximum extension, at full working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine
- Lift, transfer and place hoist-rope suspended loads up to maximum extension, at full of working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine (Blocked duties)
- Lift, transfer and place fork-mounted loads up to maximum extension, at full working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine (Free-on- wheels)
- Minimise the swinging of suspended loads during travel
- Explain how stability is affected by travelling with a raised/extended boom and/or rotated upper structure with suspended loads and fork-mounted loads (both regular and irregular)
- Explain visibility issues and restrictions with suspended and fork-mounted loads
- Place suspended loads out of sight of the operator
- Maintain safe working situations
- Maintain safe and tidy working areas
- Carry out shut down and securing procedures
- Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting
For your reference you can download the relevant questions for the theory test.
ACOP offer the full range of CPCS-accredited courses. This listing is an example of what we have forthcoming. However, please contact us will any individual requirements, or to ask for any cancellations and last minute offers.
We are based near Cross Hands, Llanelli, south Wales. We are within a reasonable driving distance of the following areas: Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Bristol, Caldicot, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Hereford, Milford Haven, Newport, Newtown, Pembroke, south west England, Swansea, Swindon, Welshpool.