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Telescopic handler training (January 2024) CPCS

January 29 @ 8:00 AM - February 2 @ 5:00 PM

A 5 day CPCS telescopic handler course.

Spaces are limited to 2 delegates per course.

This course covers the basics in telehandler operation and maintenance, with a CPCS technical test (A17C) on the final day.

There is an option to add an additional day’s training to include the (A17e) ‘suspended loads – non rough terrain’ CPCS endorsement.

Telescopic Handler training course content


Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 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 (including suspended loads for endorsement E)

Setting the telehandler up for work

  • Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties
  • Attach and remove attachments, including forks, for the movement of units loads
  • Attach and remove attachments and accessories for the movement of suspended loads
  • Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services
  • Follow given signals and instructions during work activities

Working tasks (Fork use)

  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of the tele-handler
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations

For your reference you can download the relevant questions for the theory test.

ACOP Group is accredited by both CPCS and NPORS.


January 29 @ 8:00 AM
February 2 @ 5:00 PM
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ACOP Group Limited
Capel Quarry, Gorslas,
Llanelli, SA14 7NH
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ACOP Group
01269 844155
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Your level of experience

Whatever your level of experience, contact us to discuss your training needs.

To make sure you're on the right course we'll ask you a few questions as a short learner profiling exercise.

Are you an experienced operator? You may want to proceed directly to test, or discuss pre-test familiarisation training.

We are also happy to discuss how you can progress from your red card to a blue card, or any NVQ requirements you may have.

Get in touch with ACOP Group to plan your next steps. You can email us at info@acopgroup.com or call us on 01269 844155.

ACOP Group offer the full range of CPCS and NPORS-accredited courses. Our listings give an example of what we have forthcoming. However, please contact us with 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.