CPCS Telescopic Material Handler A17 Novice Course

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Address:Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RB

Duration:4-5 days

Date:15/11/2021 - 22/11/2021

Timings:8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Spaces Available:Limited Spaces
  • Duration:4-5 days
  • Dates:15/11/2021 - 22/11/2021
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This training course is designed to give Telescopic Material Handler (A17) operator’s robust training around the skills and knowledge required to safely operate Telescopic Material Handlers on construction sites.


To train candidates in the operational skills required to safely operate Telescopic Mate-rial Handler (A17) operators with the standards prescribed by the CPCS.


On completion of the test preparation course, operators will be better prepared to achieve the demanding standards of the CPCS operator tests for category A17.


• Introduction, aim and objectives
• Theory Test Questions
• Understand CPCS practical test criteria
• CPCS Theory & Practical test protocol
• Crucial machine safety
• Telescopic Material Handler (TMH) Information sources and load charts
• TMH Stability and load weight estimation
• Pre-use inspection and component terminology
• Machine controls and their function
• Purpose and function of the SLI
• Driving and manoeuvring on even and uneven ground con-ditions (No load conditions)
• Methods for positioning and lifting of palletised loads
• Driving and manoeuvring on even and uneven ground con-ditions (loaded conditions)
• Safe methods of slope negotiation
• Removal and re-fitting of quick hitch fork attachments
• Precautions during loading and unloading semi- trailers
• Safe loading and unloading of scaffold towers
• Parking and isolation procedures

Cost available upon request