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Conduct telescopic materials handler operations


1 Day

A telescopic handler – telehandler, otherwise known as a Manitou is a mobile lifting plant using a telescopic boom fitted with a lifting attachment. An Employer has a “duty of care” to provide their staff with a safe workplace.

This unit covers conducting telescopic materials handler operations in the resources and infrastructure industries. This course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required to safely attend to lifting operations.

Course Delivery

A learner guide and review questions will be provided to the student prior to course commencement. To fulfil the training requirements for this course, the student must read through this, complete the review questions and bring both with them on the day.

The course consists of face-to-face theory and practical training.

Assessment is conducted through a combination of practical demonstration and verbal or written questioning.

Course Content

  • Relevant Australian Standards, Legislation and Regulations

  • WH&S policy

  • Codes of Practice

  • Manufacturers specifications and instructions

  • Hazard Identification and hazard prevention

  • Plan and prepare

  • Conduct machine pre-operational checks

  • Operate telescopic materials handler

  • Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials

  • Select, remove and fit attachments

  • Relocate the telescopic materials handler

  • Carry out machine operator maintenance

  • Clean up

Course Requirements

  • Appropriate clothing, including a hi-visibility shirt/vest and enclosed shoes or boots

  • Adequate health and fitness to carry out tasks safely

  • Meet all pre-requisites listed.

Course Fees

All enrolments are considered tentative until payment of the deposit is received.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations.

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