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NPORS – Telescopic Handler (N010)

This course provides delegates with thorough training with the aim to enable the successful completion of NPORS Telescopic Handler practical and theory assessments. 


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Course Details

Product number: NPORS_TH

This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to operate a telescopic handler.

It is suitable for operators of all abilities and those who have previously received no formal training or instruction.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based theory and practical hands on training.

Upon successful completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Operating the plant machinery on all normal tasks for which it is designed
  • Deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carrying out routine telehandler servicing and plant maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
  • Conducting minor mechanical adjustments
  • Preparing and driving the machine on public highways, in accordance with the requirements of the UK Road Traffic Act
  • Understanding the purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • How the handler machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Loading, storage and transit of representative materials
  • The basic construction of pallets
  • The permitted loading of scaffolds


Novice delegate – 5 days
Experienced Worker Test – 1 day of testing

This course is suitable for any delegate wishing to gain an NPORS Telescopic Handler operations certificate.

Experienced workers, categorised as those with having either 18 months provable work experience and/or 6 months consistent daily experience in the category, will be able to undertake a Experienced Workers Test (EWT). Completion of a EWT will allow experienced workers to take the NPORS Theory and Practical tests required for a NPORS certificate.


Traditional NPORS card
• Novice – No pre-requisites
• Experienced Workers - either 18 months provable work experience and/or 6 months consistent daily experience in the category.

In addition to the above, delegates must have an in date relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touchscreen Test. Failure to attend with this qualification may result in you being denied entry to the course and forfeiture of all fees.

A good understanding of spoken and written English is also required.

Traditional NPORS Card – Refresher training is advised every 3 years.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates applying for NPORS/CSCS Card will be awarded a NPORS Red Trained Operators Card valid for 2 years. During this time delegates will be required to register for a relevant NVQ. Upon successfully completing of the NVQ, delegates will be awarded a Competent Operators Card valid for 5 years. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued which will need to be kept up to date.

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