What is a telehandler?

Telescopic handlers, or telehandlers, are class 7 variable reach rough terrain forklift trucks that operate with hydraulics. An essential piece of equipment among many job sites, telehandlers are multi-purpose workhorses that lift, move, and place materials where you need them throughout the site.

Built for moving and lifting materials, telehandlers can be customized for the needed job with different attachments. Telehandlers are highly specialized heavy equipment requiring special training to operate safely and responsibly.

What is a telehandler?

What is a telehandler used for?

Telehandlers are built for handling and lifting materials and moving them around job sites. Often the first machines on the job and the last to leave, telehandlers are so helpful because different attachments can be used to lift, move, and place materials around the job site. Telehandlers are built for handling and lifting materials and moving them around job sites. Because they are flexible, telehandlers are a cost-effective machine on most job sites.

The benefits of a telehandler

Telehandlers are great for all terrain, including outdoor, rough conditions. They can climb hills and navigate through rough, rocky terrain. Their ability to lift height and forward reach means that they can reach places where the material is needed. While telehandlers do have some of the same features as forklifts and cranes, how they are designed gives them more versatility and flexibility, allowing them to be used in a variety of situations.

Telehandler training across the Lower Mainland

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) requires operators of class 7 rough terrain equipment to have adequate training and education. Unions, workplaces, and CSA standards will differ on what specific requirements telehandler operators will need to operate safely and legally. Enrolling in a life truck training course is a great way to ensure your employees can safely operate a lift truck, meeting the highest safety standards.

Telehandler training with Clockwork Safety & Equipment Training

The Clockwork safety & Equipment training rough terrain telehandler course is designed to help workers learn the skills needed to operate class 7 rough terrain forklifts safely. Clockwork Training courses are conducted at your workplace, with your equipment, allowing your employees to fine-tune their skills with the machines they will be operating on a daily basis. Our Rough Terrain Telehandler Course can typically be completed in 4-6 hours of one working day.

Our telehandler course includes theory and hands-on exercises perfect for operators at any skill level. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will be provided with wallet card certification. All participants will be provided with a workbook and supplementary handouts during the course.

Proper PPE is expected for all participants; every participant is responsible for their own PPE, including steel-toed work boots, high visibility vest, hard hat, and any other PPE required for the workplace.

Why Use

Clockwork Training offers high-quality, in-depth training that is up-to-date and focuses on ensuring your employees’ safety. Having safe, up-to-date training and working practices means having safe working conditions for your employees. Clockwork Training is your one-stop shop for all things safety. We are proud to offer the best safety training across the Lower Mainland. As we are a mobile business, we come to your workplace and work with your team in a hands-on, dynamic environment.

Let us know if you have any questions or are looking to book a training session for your workplace today.