When working with a telehandler (also known as a variable reach forklift, telescopic forklift, telescopic handler, or zoom boom), the biggest hazard is unsafe operation. Fortunately, this means that the majority of telehandler incidents and fatalities can be avoided through proper training.
This online Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) course is designed to help you develop the competency needed to operate your telehandler safely, while maintaining full control of the equipment and complying with the laws governing its operation. After completing this telehandler training, you will have learned your legislated responsibilities as a telehandler operator, how to identify telehandler components and their functions, how to travel and handle loads safely, and more.
This course was written to comply with the requirements for theory training as outlined in both the CSA Standard B335-15 as well as the ANSI Standard B56.6.
Safety symbols, operator’s manual, and load charts
Safe operation around power lines
Walk-around inspections and function checks
Legislated requirements for safe operation
Safe travelling techniques
The principles of balance and stability
Centre of gravity
Refuelling, parking, and shutting down a telehandler
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessment participants.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 75 minutes.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.