CPCS - Telescopic Handler

Course Aims

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


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

Depending on experience.

Novice training 3-4 days.



A-  Industrial Telescopic

B-  Up to 9metres

C-  All sizes excl Slew



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions