Telescopic Handler -  Rough Terrain 



We will send our friendly qualified instructor to your site to train you and your staff.

On site block training e.g. 6 flt certification practical and theory test over 1 day From £ POA .

We will not be beaten on the quality of our training and the block booking price.

We are the home of the Guaranteed Pass.

For full details please contact Steve 07711 306605  / 01254 873165 Main office answer phone when teaching.


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In addition to providing specific training as listed we are able to advise clients on their duties and legal responsibilities for telescopic plant operations. We can develop and deliver training according to each client’s specific work practices regardless of what kind of telescopic construction plant appliances they use.

We offer training wherever and whenever telescopic plant operations occur and our clients include those in manufacturing and engineering (overhead travelling cranes), construction transportation (lorry loader cranes) and other sectors where the safe management and supervision of construction plant operations is not only critical for health and safety but a legal mandatory requirement.

The Health and Saftey (Offences) Act, which increases the penalties for health and safety crimes, comes into force this month. This act amends section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974, raising the maximum fine that may be imposed by the lower courts from £5000 to £20,000 for most health and safety offences. It also makes imprisonment an option for more offences in both lower and higher courts. By exceeding the £20,000 maximum fine to the lower courts and making imprisonment an option, more cases will be resolved in the lower courts, and justice will be faster, less costly and more efficient






 CERTIFICATION / REFRESHER / RE-LICENCING                                                                                                                           
These are different ways of saying the same thing.

These are the best value for your money, the way the block booking works is. We will give you a block price to under take the training you require. The training can be split over various days and various shift patterns, eg 6 to 2 days 2 to 10 and even night shift. All we require is the number of staff you require training, the shift pattern and the number of days you would like to spread the training over, we will then give you a block price for the training, all or quotes are valid for 28 days


WE UNDER TAKE TRAINING ON ALL TYPES OF telescopic handlers Ring Steve on 07711 306605 tell him how many people need training and he will give you a block price.

saving you £100's




CITB Training Manual Telescopic Handler click here [3.25 Mb]

CITB Training Manual Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck click here [2.46Mb]


 Telescopic Forklift Written Test Click here to open pdf in new browser window.



We will not be beaten on price or quality of training



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This written exam is designed to test the prospective operator on general knowledge and safe practices in

relation the type of equipment that he/she will be operating.

Candidates must score at least 80% to pass the exam. All answers

are multiple choice; please circle the best possible answer.

Employee Name: ______________________

Employee Signature: ______________________

Administered by: _MR S WOOD

Score: ______ Date: _________

1) Which of the following are characteristics of a responsible telescopic forklift operator?

  1. A) Can do any job without help from others
  2. B) Safety conscious
  3. C) Keeps the machine under control at all times
  4. D) Never stops learning about his profession
  5. E) B,C, & D

2) The major difference between automobiles and telescopic forklifts are:

  1. A) Telescopic forklifts typically weigh more
  2. B) Telescopic forklifts use multiple steering modes
  3. C) Telescopic handlers do not carry passengers
  4. D) All of the above

3) The telescopic forklift operator should perform a documented inspection

  1. A) Weekly
  2. B) Prior to each use
  3. C) Monthly
  4. D) At the end of each shift

4) It is not necessary for the operator to be authorized to make repairs to machine as long as he has the proper tools.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

5) All telescopic forklifts are required to have warning labels that are visible and legible.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

6) What is the best way to check for hydraulic leaks?

  1. A) Use your hand
  2. B) Use a gloved hand
  3. C) Use a piece of cardboard
  4. D) Look real close

7) The stability of the telescopic forklift is based on the principal of

  1. A) Gravity
  2. B) Stability
  3. C) Balance
  4. D) Momentum

8) The balancing point of a telescopic forklift is

  1. A) The counter-balance
  2. B) The rear wheels
  3. C) The front wheels
  4. D) The boom or mast

9) What may happen if the combined center of gravity moves over the front wheels of the telescopic forklift?

  1. A) Potential for tip over
  2. B) Loss of steering
  3. C) Loss of traction
  4. D) All of the above

10) The center of gravity is always at the physical center of the load.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

11) When operating the telescopic forklift, it is ultimately

  1. A) The operator’s responsibility to watch out for workers
  2. B) The workers responsibility to watch out for the operator
  3. C) The foreman’s responsibility to keep workers out of the area
  4. D) Not necessary to look out for others.

12) The point in an object around which all the weight is evenly distributed is called

  1. A) The weight of the load
  2. B) The center of gravity
  3. C) The balancing point
  4. D) The fulcrum point

13) Once you are trained, you can operate any type of telescopic forklift.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

14) Pre-operation inspections can

  1. A) Improve Safety
  2. B) Reduce down time
  3. C) Reduce cost
  4. D) All of the above

15) The lateral stability on a telescopic forklift is better on a

  1. A) Rough terrain surface
  2. B) Wet surface
  3. C) Firm and level surface
  4. D) Stability is not a major issue

16) If the operator needs to know information concerning the weight and height of a load, he should consult

  1. A) With an OSHA compliance officer
  2. B) The lift capacity chart
  3. C) The equipment manufacturer
  4. D) With another operator

17) When a load is lifted, the center of gravity of the telescopic forklift does not change position.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

18) When the stabilizers are down, they become the balancing point on the telescopic forklift

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

19) When lifting a suspended load with a crane arm attachment

  1. A) The crane arm needs to meet OSHA requirements
  2. B) A load chart for using the attachment needs to be provided by manufacturer
  3. C) Loads must not swing into or strike the boom
  4. D) All of the above

20) Before traveling with a load, the operator should

  1. A) Lower the load as far as possible
  2. B) Retract the boom
  3. C) Check for wheel alignment
  4. D) All of the above

21) When the boom is extended with a load on the forks, the telescopic forklift becomes:

  1. A) Increasingly stable
  2. B) Decreasingly stable
  3. C) Doesn’t change
  4. D) None of the above

22) When stabilizers are used during a lift, the operator should before raising them.

  1. A) Check his rear view mirror
  2. B) Retract the boom
  3. C) Disengage the parking brake
  4. D) All of the above
  5. E) None of the above

23) Stopping suddenly with the load elevated has no effect on stability.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False

24) If your boom comes into contact with a power line, you should

  1. A) Immediately move the boom away from the lines
  2. B) Get out of the machine as fast as possible
  3. C) Wet your pants
  4. D) Stay in your seat and avoid contact with metal objects and yell for others to

stay back until the power company can turn off electricity.

25) The operator’s manual should be kept on the machine at all times.

  1. A) True
  2. B) False