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Telehandler Forklift Training in Manchester


Fully accredited Telehandler Forklift courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Telehandler forklift training courses (up to 9m & above 9m)

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited forklift training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our telehandler forklift certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our counterbalance training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Telehandler Forklift conversion.

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Courses can either be conducted onsite or at our Manchester premises.



Our Telehandler Forklift Training Courses


 Telehandler Forklift Conversion Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering telehandler forklift training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Names: Telehandler Forklift Training (up to 9m & above 9m)

Target Audience: Certified operators looking to expand their skills to other types of forklifts.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 1 day with a maximum of 3 participants

Availability: Our Telehandler Forklift courses are available both in our training centre and on location at your site. 

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate different types of forklifts.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for telehandler forklifts.


Key Assessment Areas

  • Pre-Operational Checks: Ensured comprehensive checks on the telehandler, including forks, carriage, mast, wheels, tyres, battery, and all safety mechanisms like guards, brakes, and steering, confirming readiness for operation.

  • Manoeuvring: Evaluated ability to navigate the telehandler through a challenging chicane/obstacle course, demonstrating proficiency in both forward and reverse movements, with and without loads.

  • Alignment: Assessed precision in executing 90º turns in tight spaces, a critical skill for effective telehandler operation in both left and right directions, and in reversing accurately to suit the specific model used.

  • Transportation: Confirmed capability to safely drive the telehandler across varied terrains and under diverse conditions, including ramps, uneven grounds, and in scenarios involving low headroom and wide loads, highlighting adaptability to different workplace hazards.

  • Stacking: Tested skills in stacking and de-stacking operations at multiple heights, ensuring the trainee can manage loads efficiently at ground level, eye level, and high levels, both in open areas and within pallet racking systems.

  • Attachments: Verified adept use of specialised attachments, such as the Crane Jib, for lifting and moving suspended loads under the guidance of a banksman, showcasing the versatility in handling different types of loads.

  • External Transport: Demonstrated competence in loading and unloading various types of external transport vehicles by driving on and off from ground level, ensuring operational efficiency and safety in external transport tasks.

  • End of Shift Procedures: Ensured adherence to proper end-of-shift routines, including refuelling, parking the telehandler in a designated safe area, applying the parking brake, removing the ignition key, and conducting a final check for any defects, ensuring the telehandler is left in a secure state.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our telehandler forklift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your forklift operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a telehandler forklift safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world forklift operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of telehandler forklift operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of telehandler forklift operation.


1. What are the telehandler training courses offered by Pro Trainers UK? Pro Trainers UK offers two distinct telehandler training courses: one designed for telehandlers with a reach of up to 9 meters and another for telehandlers above 9 meters. These courses are tailored to meet the specific operational competencies required for different telehandler capacities.

2. Who should take the telehandler training courses? These courses are ideal for individuals who operate or intend to operate telehandlers in construction, agriculture, or industrial settings. The up to 9 meters course is suited for most general telehandler operations, while the above 9 meters course is tailored for those working in environments requiring extended reach capabilities.

3. Are there prerequisites for enrolling in the telehandler training courses? Basic certification of forklift operation and workplace safety is required. Specific requirements may vary depending on the course level and the participant's experience.

4. How long do the telehandler training courses last? The duration of each course can vary based on the trainee's experience level and the specific training requirements. Generally, courses may last from one to several days. Please contact Pro Trainers UK for more detailed information.

5. What will I learn in the telehandler training courses? Participants will learn essential skills including safe operation of telehandlers, conducting pre-operational checks, manoeuvring and handling loads safely, operating in varying terrains, and using telehandler attachments effectively. Training will also cover specific techniques relevant to the telehandler's reach capacity.

6. Where are the telehandler training courses conducted? Training can be conducted at Pro Trainers UK’s dedicated training facilities, equipped to simulate real-world operating conditions, or onsite at the client's location, provided it meets the necessary requirements for comprehensive training.

7. What certification will I receive upon completing the training? Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification accredited by NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR, or our in-house 'Quality Assurance', recognizing their competency in safely operating telehandlers up to or above 9 meters.

8. Can the telehandler training be customised to specific job roles? Yes, Pro Trainers UK offers customizable training solutions to cater to the unique needs of different industries and job roles, ensuring the training is directly applicable to the participants' operational environment.



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