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A telescopic handler, also called a telehandler, teleporter, or boom lift, is a machine widely used in the agriculture and infrastructure industries. It is somewhat like a forklift but has a boom (Telescopic cylinder), making it more a crane than a forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic or articulating boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or winch. Due to these cross overs and complexities it is essential operators fully understand the machine they operate.
Attendees will be assessed through theory and practical skills of the telehandler applications including;
Control of hazards associated with operating a telehandler
Check and prepare a telehandler and attachment before use
Operate a telehandler (range of applications for job site)
Carry out post-operational procedures
16 Years or older
Must hold a minimum of the Class of driver licence and the relevant endorsement required for the vehicle.
Operators Certificate (if there are forks)
A wheels endorsement on your drivers licence