6-8 hours* PLEASE NOTE: *Course duration may vary based on training group size, prior operator experience (if any) and the number of attachments you are being trained on. Please also refer to WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING OR LICENSING DO I NEED TO OPERATE MY TELEHANDLER to ensure you are booking into the appropriate course.
Participants must be over 18 years of age, be able to speak and understand English; understand technical concepts; and provide suitable photo identification. There are no other licence prerequisites required for this course.
A telescopic materials handler or telehandler, is a mobile all terrain multi-purpose machine fitted with a variable height/reach telescopic boom and a lifting attachment. The most common attachment are forks, but telehandlers can be fitted with a variety of attachments for different types of loads.
Some other attachment types that can be fitted to a Telehandler are:
Earth moving buckets
In NSW, a High Risk Work (HRW) Licence is not required to operate a Telehandler with fork attachments regardless of lifting capacity*, however in accordance with the WHS Act and Regulations 2011 under PrimaryDuty of Care, a PCBU must provide information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. A Gold Card provides evidence of formal information and training for operators of telescopic material handlers.
Please note: Telescopic Handlers with greater than three tonnes lifting capacity and fitted with a crane jib attachment, require a High Risk Work licence to operate them in most states (Class CN, C2 or above). This course does not cover High Risk Work licensing. If you require a HRW licence to operate your telehandler combination, please advise us so we can book you into the appropriate course.
This course covers all aspects of operating a telescopic materials handler:
Planning and preparing for operations.
Conducting pre-operational checks.
Operating the telehandler.
Attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials and loads.
Selecting, fitting and removing attachments.
Relocating the telescopic material handler from one site to another.
Machine maintenance and cleaning.
Who should do this course?
The information in this course is appropriate for people operating telescopic materials handlers at worksites in:
General and civil construction – all fields.
Surface Mining, drilling and extractive industries.
Transport/warehousing/logistics and waste recycling/recovery.
Participants successfully meeting the assessment criteria will be issued a Statement of Attainment in RIIHAN309F Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations and a Telescopic Handler Association (TSHA) Trained Operator Gold Card for the type of Telehandler and attachments you have been trained in the use of.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This course is only conducted in English, no interpreters or translators are permitted.
FOR COURSES CONDUCTED AT OUR SITE IN WETHERILL PARK, NSW:
YOU MUST WEAR/BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THIS COURSE: * HI VIS WORKWEAR OR SAFETY VEST * STEEL CAP FOOTWEAR * HARD HAT
(Entry to premises will not be allowed if you fail to bring/wear the items above).
We provide filtered water, tea, coffee & biscuits during the course, however lunch is not included so you will need to bring or buy your own lunch.
Should you have any other questions regarding course requirements, please contact us via phone 1300 26 27 21 or email: [email protected]
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The business was established in January 2003 by Chris Taylor to better address the need for the provision of professional structured training and licensing for operators of high risk plant and ...