Telehandler - Operation & Safety is part of VISTA's growing family of Silver Series online training programs, 1-2 hours in length and delivered via the web. They are ideal for new operator training.Click to view demonstration
A telescopic handler, also known as a telehandler or rough terrain forklift, can be challenging to operate. As its boom and load extends farther from the operator's compartment, this type of machine can become very unstable. Extending the loaded boom also decreases the machine's lifting capacity. On top of these factors, telehandlers often work on uneven ground, which can contribute to instability. That's why it's critical that telehandler operators are trained in the safe, productive operation of these versatile machines.
This program contains six lessons:
Lesson 1 – Introduction: This lesson introduces the trainee to the topics covered in the Telehandler – Operation and Safety program. It also stresses the importance of becoming familiar with the operator’s manual and knowing the machine’s safety notices.
Lesson 2 - Safety: This lesson introduces safety fundamentals for telehandlers, including operator safety, refueling, proper mounting and dismounting the machine, knowing weather considerations and environmental hazards, and what to do in the event of a rollover.
Lesson 3 – Components: This lesson introduces trainees to the parts that make up the telehandler, including components and controls. Tire care, attachments, and working with attachments is also discussed.
Lesson 4 – Pre-use Inspection: This lesson discusses how to safely perform a pre-use inspection, with detailed explanations of the checks to perform for each major component. Functional testing is also covered in this lesson.
Lesson 5 - Operation: This lesson contains an in-depth discussion of the telehandler's center of gravity, stability factors, set-up, operation with and without outriggers, working on uneven ground and slopes, the effects of moving different kinds of loads from place to place, working with suspended loads, and machine limitations. This lesson also explains how to read capacity charts, and it shares examples of what can happen if these important guidelines are not followed precisely.
Lesson 6 – Start Up and Shut Down – This lesson outlines the start-up procedure, operational checks, and the shut-down procedure. Operator safety, parking, and refueling are also discussed.
Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safety? This web-based training course can be delivered any time, anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection.
Recommended Prerequisite(s): Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety, Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Estimated Length of Training Program: 1 hour + final test
Number of Test Questions: 21
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date and test score
Incorrect Question Feedback report: Yes
Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days