Telescopic handlers or telehandlers are widely used machines in construction, agriculture and industry. They are similar in appearance and function to a forklift but much more like a crane than forklift. Operators of these must gain a strong understand of how the machine must be stabilized before lifting and how the forks are used in conjunction with the telescopic function.
Applicable Certificate/License/Record of Training Regulation: Ontario Construction Regulation 213/91, Industrial Establishments 851. – GO TO REGULATIONS
Telehandlers (1/2 day)
Intended For: Operators who want to learn the basics of operating this equipment
Prerequisites: None required but recommend at least some hands-on experience with the equipment.
Course Content:. FSN’s course covers Provincial regulations, site hazard assessments, basic operation of the equipment, safety features and emergency procedures. Both a classroom session and limited hands-on training are included.
Valid For: FSN recommends retraining after 3 years