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NPORS Accredited Training Provider

Rough Terrain &
Telescopic Materials Handler

Syllabus | Duration | Instructor Machinery Ratio

The Rough Terrain & Telescopic Materials Handler Course provides the course candidate with sound theory knowledge and practical skills in the capacity of the truck.

At the end of the course the trainee will have learnt inspections and observation skills and the responsibilities of the operative at all times, within the workplace.

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The basic course syllabus includes...

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS
Operatives Responsibilities & PPE
Site Safety – Area Hazards & Ground Stability
Principles of Stability and Rated Capacity
Pre Start Checks – Controls – Observation – Blind Spots
Manoeuvring – Stop – Start – Drive Ratio & Gearing 4×4
Lifting – Lowering – Steering – Extending Reach
Attachments & their Purpose – Effects of Use
High-eye – Low-level Stacking & De-Stacking – Work Practices
Vehicle Loading & Unloading
Pre Start Check Assessment
Practical Assessment Test
Theory Test
Course closing summary


As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day
Semi Experienced Course: 3 days
Novice Operative Course: 5 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of...

3 x Trainees
1 x Instructor
1 x Telescopic Materials Handler

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Attachment Training

We also offer attachment training for the telescopic materials handler and all plant machinery types, please contact us for further details...

Slinger Signaller
Suspended Loads or used as a crane
Manual Handling
Brush Sweeper
Snow Plow

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