Telehandler Training Courses (CPCS A17)

Course introduction

Telehandler Training Course – BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A17 Telehandler training course (5 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient telehandler training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role of a telehandler operator and pass the CPCS telehandler theory/practical assessments.

We also offer a 2 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training. If you are considering this option we recommend reading the activity instructions further down this page.


Course time 2 days


Course time 5 days





Eligibility Criteria

Before attending this course, candidates must pass the CITB Health and Safety Test for Operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years. We can accommodate this test at our centre for a fee of £60+VAT.

CPCS A17 Telehandler

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Course Learning Outcomes

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Activity Instructions

Complete all manufacturer’ pre-start and running checks and prepare the excavator for travel

Travel up & down the slope, over rough terrain & pass through a chicane. Stop & restart on incline (loaded).

Prepare and set the telehandler for each lift. Remove the forks and fit an attachment.

High lift & retrieve load. Lorry loading & unloading. Stack 3 loads vertically & destack.

Lift load & place at ground level at an indicated point using full reach (horizontal) of the telehandler.

Lift load & reverse in a straight line for at least 20m, passing through a restriction at the end of the run.

Carry out undercutting when lifting & placing a load. Configure the telehandler for road travel.

Park the telehandler and carry out shut-down and securing procedures.

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