Telescopic Handler training at North West Services

In the construction sector, a telescopic handler has become the most important piece of equipment and can be found on 99% of construction sites in the UK. It is used for various duties including unloading wagons with materials, loading materials onto scaffolds, emptying skips and with different attachments it can be used for road sweeping, lifting roof trusses and carrying suspended loads.

At North West Services, we offer Telehandler Training Courses, which are designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient Telehandler training. This will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role of a Telehandler operator as well as pass the CPCS or NPORS (CSCS) telehandler theory/practical assessments.

Telescopic Handler Training

The telescopic handler training course may depend on the skill level and experience of the trainee. However, at North West Services, we cater to people with limited or no experience of operating a Telescopic Handler as well as the fully experienced operator. The course teaches you how to operate and maintain safely at all tines.

The course specialises in A17 – Industrial (A) Upto 9 Metres (B) All Sizes Excluding 360 Slew (C) and is accredited to CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) and NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme).


If you are an experienced operator and a holder have passed the health safety and environmental test in the last two years, then you can complete a training course in a single day. Otherwise, if you a novice operator wanting to be certified on this machine, the training course could last five days.

At North West Services, we provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the telescopic handler and on successful completion of the course, the candidate will be competently and appropriately trained and tested.

On completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook; other information sources i.e., Load charts and applicable regulations.
  • Explain all relevant documentation.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Configure the telescopic handler for site and road travel.
  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough undulating ground (not applicable for Industrial Telescopic) and substantial inclines, both with and without a load.
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, both with and without a load.
  • Set the telescopic handler to lift various loads.
  • Lift and place various loads within the full working range of the telescopic handler.
  • Ensure load integrity and security.
  • Transport Loads
  • Place and retrieve loads accurately at various places.
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer.
  • Keep within safe working parameters.
  • Place the machine in an out-of-service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedure on and off a transporter.


As per the HSE (Health and Safety England) Approved Code of Practice L117, telescopic handlers should only be driven by authorised and highly qualified individuals.

At North West Services, our course is of high quality and includes industrial telescopic handler and rough terrain telescopic handler to help people meet these training requirements.

Safely Trained

People who are competently and safely trained will save money with improved efficiency and reduce accidents. They will also operate more safely, protecting themselves and other people in their vicinity.

The law instructs employers to train their workers to ensure their safety, at North West Services our course is designed to provide you with sufficient knowledge that enables you to carry out your duty as a telescopic handler operator.

Head to the North West Services plant training page to see what other courses we offer or get in touch to see how we can help you.

You can call us on 01942 233 361 or send us an email