RIIHAN309F: Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations

(VOC Training also available)

Successful completion of this course guarantees you a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment, which will allow you to operate ANY Telehandler on ANY worksite across Australia.

A telehandler (Commonly referred to as a “Manitou”) is a vehicle with a telescopic boom, fitted with a lifting attachment that can extend forwards and upwards.

A telehandler can have several different attachments on the end of the boom including a bucket, forks, muck grab or winch making it an extremely versatile lifting machine. This course will give you detailed training on how to plan and prepare a job, conduct pre-start and operational checks, choose appropriate attachments when transferring loads, shut down procedures, maintenance of the machine, relocation of the telehandler and finally keeping a clean work area.

All aspects of this course can be taught at our training facility in Goulburn or at your workplace- and contains both written and practical sessions covering:

  • Hazards, risks and environmental issues associated with telehandler operations
  • Operating a telehandler using safe operating techniques
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment for the various work tasks
  • Pre-start, operational and shut-down procedures associated with the telehandler
  • Importance of communication in the workplace specifically with the Dogman
  • Effective communication procedures such as signage, hand signals and written instructions
  • Safe working load calculations to avoid workplace hazards
  • The various attachments available and their uses.
  • Site-specific traffic management plans.

On successful completion of this unit, the candidate will have the skills to demonstrate the following;

  • Record and maintain both written and verbal requirements relevant to the operations and procedures of the telehandler.
  • Compute safe working loads and basic earth work calculations.
  • Recognise the characteristics, capabilities and limitations of the telehandler.
  • Conduct operational checks and report any faults accordingly.
  • Select appropriate attachments and lifting gear for the task being carried out.
  • Relocate the telehandler between work sites in conjunction with traffic management procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, supervisors and all other employees in the workplace and ensure appropriate methods of communication with the dogman are adhered to.
  • Understand the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety organisations, regulations and safe working procedures.

Our industry experienced trainers will confidently prepare you for various employment roles within the construction, mining, agricultural industries and beyond.

Our focus is not limited to providing you with industry knowledge and developing the required skills. We ensure you have the confidence and capability to apply all of that knowledge and skill at work.

On successful completion:

  • You will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Wallet sized Photo Operators Card with the unit(s) of competency listed
  • Industry knowledge and skills to operate a Telescopic Materials Handler

Training conducted in partnership with Forklift Training & Licensing RTO 91548