This unit covers conducting telescopic materials handler operations aka telehandler in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing; conducting machine pre-operational checks; operating the telescopic materials handler; attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials; selecting, removing and fitting attachments; carrying out machine operator maintenance; and cleaning up.

Course Content:

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  • Introduction
  • Relevant Australian Standards, Legislation and Regulations
  • OH&S policy
  • Codes of Practice
  • Work requirements, safety information and procedures
  • Site hazards
  • Conduct machine pre-operational checks
  • Demonstrate signals
  • Operation of telescopic handler
  • Selection, removal and fit attachments
  • Operator maintenance


Course Pre-requisites:
• Read and write English to a basic level
• Have the necessary health and fitness to carry out the work safely
Qualification and certification
Successful attendees will receive a statement of attainment and a wallet sized plastic card stating the unit achieved.

• Written Assessment
• Practical Assessment
• 1 day for training and assessment
• 3 – 4 hours for experienced operators, assessment only, must supply work history