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CPCS A17 Telescopic Forklift (Telehandler)

            telescopic forklift          

Course Aims

To provide thorough theoretical and practical training in operating a telehandler to enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the machine and pass the CPCS Telescopic Handler training course Theory and Practical Tests.


CPCS Suspended Loads Training Course Content

  • Operating the plant machinery on all normal tasks for which it is designed
  • Deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carrying out routine telescopic handler servicing procedures and plant maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
  • Conducting minor mechanical adjustments
  • Preparing and driving the machine on public highways, and loading in onto a transporter in accordance with the requirements of the UK Road Traffic Acts
  • Understanding the purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • How the handler machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Loading, storage and transit of representative materials
  • The basic construction of pallets
  • The permitted loading of scaffolds

Duration of Training

Category NameNumber of Training Days Required Novice
(Less than 1 years or no operational experience)
Number of Training Days Required if an Intermediate (1-2 Years Operational Experience)Number of training days required if experienced (2+ years operational experience)Test Only Option
A17C52 - 311/2
A17D52 - 311/2


A-  Industrial Telescopic

B-  Up To 9 metres

C-  All Sizes EXC SLEW


E - Suspended Loads



To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen Health and Safety test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 



CITP Ltd, Budds Plantation, Baughurst Road, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PJ



We offer the following courses for you to choose from. We offer a CITB Grant for all of them which you can find out more on their CITB website. Want to find out more on our CPCS Telehandler SLEW training or wide range of other CPCS construction training services, contact us today.

  • Testing Only (1/2 Day)
  • Experienced (2 Days Split)
  • Novice (5 Days Consecutive)
  • Telehandler - Slew Testing Only (1/2 Day)
  • Telehandler - Slew Experienced (2 Days Split)
  • Telehandler - Slew Novice (5 Days Consecutive)
  • Telehandler Suspended Loads Testing Only (1/2 Day)
  • Telehandler Suspended Loads Experienced (2 Days Split)
  • Telehandler Suspended Loads Novice (3 Days Consecutive)
For more information on our CPCS A17 Telescopic Forklift (Telehandler) training courses, give us a call today on 01189 700200 or use our enquiry form. We will go through your requirements and provide advice on what construction training courses best suit you.