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With trainers based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices and in July 2024 are able to get costs to you very quickly.

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Operating a telehandler in the most appropriate ground conditions is an important role on a construction site in July 2024. An experienced telehandler can earn a substantial salary which reflects the highly skilled nature of the job, along with a sense of responsibility when using your telehandler licence to secure work as a telehandler operator.

But what is a telehandler, and how can you train successfully across the UK in order to acquire a trained operator card?

We also provide Telehander Hire across the UK. For more information or to schedule your hire, check out our range on https://telehandler-hire.uk/.


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Telehandler Costs

The average telehandler costs are around £75,000 to £90,000. Telehandlers with a capacity of 10,000 to 10,999 lbs will cost a little more ranging from £100,000 to £110,000. A telescopic forklift that can lift 11,000 to 20,999 pounds might cost you between £105,000 and £115,000.

Different Attachments

A telehandler is a large piece of construction machinery, also known as a boom lift or a forklift. There are numerous different attachments that can be secured to the telehandler in order to safely operate the machine and tailor the telehandler to a specific task.

You may need to secure a winch, a bucket, or a basket onto the end of the machinery, depending upon the task at hand and the type of conditions you are working with.

A telescopic handler is an extremely large piece of machinery, offering 4-wheel steering as well as a 4-wheel drive, although the size of the telehandler itself can vary from as small as 4m up to an enormous 46m. You may be required to complete plant operations using a fixed cab, enabling you to lift, carry or move heavy loads whilst maintaining machine stability.

Alternatively, you may be required to operate a rotating cab depending on a particular load, a useful piece of machinery across a construction site.

How to Become a Qualified Telehandler

To access a formal qualification through completing a CPCS telehandler course, use the contact form on this page and let us know your requirements, enabling you to secure telescopic handler practical training and achieve your blue CPCS competence card. No entry requirements are necessary to enrol in this course. You will then be able to begin your new career journey in a skilled and practical field after course completion. You can access the CPCS telehandler training course from numerous locations across the UK, from Kent to Gwent, and from West Lothian to Lancashire.

The CPCS telescopic handler course, or the Construction Plant Competence Scheme telescopic handler course, ensures that you pass the Health and Safety and the Environment Touchscreen Test to achieve your CPCS operator Card. There are three different categories to train in across 2 years, including the Industrial Telescopic category, the up to 9 meters category, and the all size category, ex. 360-degree slew and suspended loads.

Telehandler training inside of the telehandler training course covers basic construction and CPCS technical tests, covering routine servicing procedures as well as practical test regimes. The environment test and normal tasks decide the outcome of the training, although you can begin the telehandler training course with limited or no experience, partaking in practical exercises and a range of training courses.

When completing practical tests, testing courses invoke core skills and classroom-based teaching as well as technical tests whilst following the manufacturer’s instructions in how to operate the machinery. In addition to the maintenance requirements involved, understand what to do if something goes wrong with the equipment.

Experienced operators will achieve their competent operator card once the course content has been fulfilled and they have completed the transport representative materials, understand the manufacturer’s instructions, and the telescopic handler training.

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What Do I Need to Begin the Telescopic Handler Course

No experience and no entry requirements are necessary to begin the telescopic handler course as we provide training to help you to achieve successful completion. Our training courses come complete with CPCS technical tests and practical test components as well as basic construction health and safety, helping to ensure that you pass your telehandler course and achieve your CPCS trained operator card.

Successful candidates who complete CPCS telescopic handler training and receive their CPCS trained operator card on completion of the course will be eligible for telehandler jobs in the construction sector.

Once enrolled in the telehandler course, you will learn the roles and responsibilities of the plant operator as well as safety checks and procedures to shut down and secure the machinery. You will also learn how to load the vehicle and remove loads, in addition to transportation procedures for the telehandler equipment itself.

You will also learn manufacturer’s requirements as well as regulations and legislation information, ensuring that you learn all of the skills and knowledge required to become a successful telescopic handler. If you have previous experience working in the telehandler environment, you may be able to enrol in the Experienced courses, providing you have at least 2 years experience.

You will be able to enhance your skills and your employability as you progress through the construction sector in your working career.


What can a telehandler do?

The term “telehandler” is an abbreviated version of “telescopic handler.” A telehandler is a lifting machine equipped with a telescopic boom fitted with a lifting attachment. The telehandler operator can raise or extend the boom when wearing a load, enabling the boom to function much like a lever.

How long do telehandlers last?

Normally we find that the lifespan of a machine is between five to seven years before they refresh their fleet.

What is a telehandler used for?

Telehandler are frequently used in agricultural and industrial operation. It is common for farm workers to equip the machine with a bucket or bucket grab to transport crops to and from areas that are inaccessible to wheel loaders and back hoe loaders. They can also be used to move lads to and from rooftops that are beyond the reach of height challenged lifting equipment.

What is the difference between a telehandler and forklift?

A properly equipped telehandler can perform many of the same functions as a forklift, it can also act as a crane. The main difference between the two is the telehandler’s telescoping capabilities that enable it to operate at greater heights than a forklift. The lifting capacity decreases as the boom is extended higher due to the reduction in the machine’s stability.

What is a telehandler ticket?

The term ticket refers to the operator card or license that is required in some countries to operate a telehandler.

Further Information or Questions

To discover further information relating to the course itself, funding grants, course entry requirements, and the technical tests involved in this worker course, along with maintenance requirements and eligible employers, visit https://telehandler-training.uk and complete a contact form and choose from the date range. We will aim to get back to you within 24 hours so that a member of our expert course team can help to answer all of your questions.

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