Telescopic handler – Forklift trucks

NVQ Telescopic handler

Awarding Body:


Training course type:

Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction). Work-place on-site assessment

Novice training course duration:

Up to 1 year to complete all NVQ units

Card options:

5-year NPORS CSCS competent operator blue card. 5-year CPCS CSCS competent operator blue card

Minimum age:



Workplace experience using telescopic handler. CITB test for operatives with in 24 months


Bertie Tupper & Tuppco assessors

What’s involved in the assessment

The candidate will be assessed on NVQ units relating to health and safety and machinery operation by means of
• Observation
• Questions
• Demonstrations
• Professional discussion
• Witness testimonies

Assessment criteria

Mandatory core NVQ units:
• Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
• Preparing and operating telescopic handlers to lift and transfer loads in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

• Suitable and safe area to lift and lower loads
• Palletised loads (IBC containers or similar)
• Lorry bed or flatbed trailer
• Varying terrain and slopes
• Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
• Suitable welfare facilities
• Telescopic handler
• Operators’ manual
• Risk assessment completed
• In date thorough test examination for machine

PPE Requirements

• Suitable head protection
• Suitable eye protection
• Suitable work clothes including wet weather
• Gloves
• Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
• High Viz

On-site NVQ assessments delivered

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire
Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex
Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire
East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton,
Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

What is a telescopic handler?

Telescopic handlers are multi-purpose machines that lift, move and place material by using retractable boom. A telehandler — short for “telescopic handler” — accepts different attachments to lift, move and place materials ranging from bricks and gravel to lumber.

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying

Known as:

Rough terrain telescopic handler, Telehandler, Pivot steer, Side mounted boom, 360° slew, ABA J2, J3, J4, J5, J6, J7, under 9metre lift, over 9 metre lift, Material handler, Teleporter, Lift truck


JCB, Merlo, CAT, Bobcat, Manitou, Sanderson, Matbro


Lifting loads, Pallets, Bulk material moving, Operate attachments

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