Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway)
  • Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, where applicable, on rough, undulating ground and inclines. (excluding suspended loads)
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E)
  • Follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E)

Setting up for work

  • Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties
  • Attach and remove attachments, including forks, for the movement of units loads
  • Attach and remove attachments and accessories for the movement of suspended loads
  • Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services
  • Follow given signals and instructions during work activities

Working Tasks

  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of the telehandler
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Determine the requirements for the lifting and transferring of suspended loads
  • Establish and comply with given signals and instructions
  • Lift various suspended loads from given locations Inc. vehicle bed and at height
  • Travel with and place various suspended loads at given locations Inc. a vehicle bed and at height
  • Minimise the swinging of loads during travel
  • List different types of lifting accessories and attachments compatible with telescopic handlers and suspended loads
  • Explain the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine
  • Explain how stability is affected by travelling with a raised boom and a suspended load (both regular and irregular)
  • Explain visibility issues and restrictions and with suspended loads
  • Place loads out of sight of the operator
  • Maintain safe working situations

Completing Work

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Check-in: 08:00 Check-out: 16:30