CPCS A17 Telescopic Handler - Novice Course

Course Description

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Telescopic Handler to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

      Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
      Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
      Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
      Undertake all pre-use checks.
      Configure and ready for travel (site and highway).
      Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded.
      Manoeuvre in confined spaces (with and without loads).
      Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties.
      Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
      Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of the telescopic handler.
      Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations.
      Place and remove loads from a vehicle.
      Maintain safe working situations.
      Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
      Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
    Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. These tests can be viewed online at www.cskills.org/supportbusiness/cardschemes/availablecardschemes/cpcs.aspx NVQ Plant Operations and CPCS Blue Competence Card Once you have achieved your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card it lasts for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card. Total Construction Training may be able to offer you funding towards this NVQ.This course is run in conjunction with our plant training partner Total Construction Training

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