ITSSAR Telescopic Handler

Course Summary

This ITSSAR accredited course will provide the delegate with relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate a Telescopic Handler.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course successful candidates will be aware of the following:

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98.
  • Operators safety code
  • Battery maintenance charging and refuelling procedures
  • Pre-use checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas and over varying terrain
  • Stacking at different levels in open and confined areas
  • Destacking with laden and unladen pallets
  • Load weight assessment and load moment indicator
  • Safe use of attachments (if applicable)
  • Lorry loading and unloading
  • Post operative checks

Maximum number of learners



Novice: 5 Days

Experienced: 2/3 Days

Refresher: 1 Day


Theory question paper

Practical assessment


Delegates will be awarded an ITSSAR certificate of attendance and, will be registered on the TOPS scheme.

If required, an ITSSAR ID card can also be provided at an additional charge.


Please get in contact either by phoning the office on 02830838267 or by emailing to discuss a price


We run this course at our premises in Newry and for our clients across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland at their premises or a suitable site of their choosing

*The following course(s) have been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers

Any Questions, Get in touch.