Telehandler training courses

Telehandler training courses

Our expert instructors provide comprehensive instruction on the safe and efficient use of telehandlers, including their unique combination of forklift and crane capabilities. Enhance your skills and boost productivity with our engaging and comprehensive training program.

Unlocking Potential Through Acclaim Handling's Telehandler Training Course

Telehandlers are crucial for construction and industrial settings as they allow for the efficient and safe movement of materials. Their versatility makes them essential for tasks such as loading and unloading heavy items and placing them in specific locations. These amazing machines require qualified operators. 

FAQs for Telehandler Training Courses

Why are they called telehandlers?

Telehandlers are called such because they are a type of machinery that combines elements of a forklift and a crane, allowing for the extension of a telescoping boom to lift and move materials. The name “telehandler” is a combination of “tele,” meaning telescoping, and “handler,” referring to the machine’s ability to handle materials.

Is a telescopic handler the same as a telehandler?

Both terms refer to the same type of machinery, which combines elements of a forklift and a crane to extend a telescoping boom for lifting and moving materials.

Is a telehandler the same as a teleporter?

No, telehandlers are real-life machines used in construction and industry for loading/unloading and placing materials at elevated heights. Teleporters, however, are fictional devices used for instant transportation, often seen in science fiction.

How to become a Telehandler operator?

Becoming a telehandler operator typically involves the following steps:

1. Meet the basic requirements:

To operate a telehandler, you typically need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s licence.

2. Obtain the necessary training:

Many employers require that telehandler operators have formal training and certification. This can be obtained through a vocational school or training centre that offers classes on operating heavy machinery, including telehandlers.

3. Pass a written test:

After completing training, you will write a test to demonstrate your knowledge of telehandler operation and safety.

4. Pass a practical test:

Before being hired as an operator, you will demonstrate your skills by passing a practical test, which will assess your ability to safely operate the telehandler.

5. Get a job:

Once you have met all the requirements and have passed the necessary tests, you can apply for telehandler operator jobs.

6. Continuously improve your skills:

It’s important to keep up-to-date with any new laws and regulations, as well as advances in technology, that may affect how you operate your telehandler. Most companies will provide ongoing training and refresher courses.

It’s important to note that the requirements may vary by state or country and also by the employer. It’s always a good idea to check with the employer what specific requirements they have before applying for the job.

Where to do Telehandler Training

Acclaim Handling offers telehandler training at all skill levels with full certification. Training can take place at our Accredited Training Centre in Purfleet, Essex or at your premises if you have the necessary facilities.

Why Book Telehandler Training with Acclaim Handling

Acclaim Handling is a reputable company that offers comprehensive telehandler training with certified and experienced instructors. Our training center in Purfleet, Essex is fully accredited and we also offer nationwide training at your premises, provided you have the necessary facilities. Our training courses cater to all skill levels and ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to operate a telehandler safely and efficiently. By choosing Acclaim Handling for your telehandler training, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best training possible.

Enhance your skills and knowledge with Acclaim Handling’s Telehandler Training. Our team of RTITB-registered instructors have trained thousands of operators. Choose from a variety of courses, including beginner courses and driver assessments. All courses comply with industry standards and are recognized by HSE, HSA, and HSENI. Experience both theoretical and practical training that adheres to Health & Safety executive codes of practice.

How to book Telehandler Training

Discover the Benefits of Telehandler Training with Acclaim Handling. 

Book your Telehandler Course today by contacting us at 01708 861 414 or emailing Our experts are ready to assist you.

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