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After completion of the course the candidate will:

• Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and the responsibilities as an operator

• Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical date, conform to relevant regulations and legislation

• Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

• Be able to locate and identify the steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

• Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufactures and legislative requirements

• Safely mount and dismount the machine

• Start and stop the engine safely move the machine off and stop if safely

• Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladed, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas

• Conduct all safety checks at the work area

• Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks

• Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain how the manufacturer may reduce the lifting capacity when moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations and working ranges

• Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category

• Identify and explain Centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads

• Identify and overhead / proximity hazards

• Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the slinger / signaller

• Ensure telescopic handler is in a safe condition and attachments fitted correctly

• Checked load integrity and security

• Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner, ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement

• Environmental considerations

• Carry out all of service and securing procedures

TSI Training Ltd, Easington Lea Farm West,
Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Durham, SR8 3UP