Rough Terrain Telehandler - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
5 days ITSSAR Accredited Certificate

Course Summary

The Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler Truck is used outside due to its stability on rougher terrain than the Industrial Telescopic Handler Truck can manage safely.

Course Content:

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks of Telescopic Handler
  • Factors affecting stability on the Rough Terrain Telehandler
  • Motive and hydraulic controls on the Telehandller
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Stacking at different levels in open and confined areas
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets
  • Load weight assessment and load moment indicator
  • Safe use of attachments (if applicable)
  • Lorry Loading and unloading

Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist. Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course. On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded with an ITSSAR accredited certificate.

Who is it for?

Operators of the Rough Terrain Telehandler are required to hold a certificate of training which shows they have attended a training course and passed a test to a set national standard.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course.

Your skill level

No previous experience is necessary.


What licence do I need to operate mobile plant in the workplace?

There are no government issued licences for vehicles at work, the law requires that each operator is given adequate training by their employer so that they are competent to operate the machinery which they use (the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998; regulation 9).

Do I need a valid UK car driving licence in order to operate plant in the workplace?

No, driving a car and operating mobile plant are very different tasks, although they use some of the same skills. There is no legal requirement for plant operators to hold a road driving licence unless they wish to drive their vehicles on the public highway. All plant driven on the public highway must comply with the appropriate road traffic legislation.

What is the minimum age at which people can operate plant?

There is nothing specific for plant, although lift-truck operators should be over the minimum school leaving age (MSLA), except in ports where they must be at least 18 years old.
There are particular definitions of people by age in health and safety law:

* a young person is anyone under eighteen years of age;
* a child is anyone who is not over compulsory school age (ie he or she has not yet reached the official age at which they may leave school). This is generally referred to as the minimum school leaving age.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.