TELEHANDER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
The Telehandler Training and Certification course from Safety First Training is an OHSA based program that train the trainer in telehandler, also teaches pre-operation inspection, safe operation requirements including setup, operating and moving the machine along with hazard avoidance. Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer Train the Trainer courses for Telehandler.
Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals
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Telehandler Training and Certification Ontario
This Telehandler Training and Certification course identifies the knowledge, practical skills and evaluation requirements needed by telehandler operators. The practical evaluation requires the telehandler operator to demonstrate competency skill level equal or greater to the industry accepted measurements. This Telehandler Operator Training program is designed using the CSA B335-04 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks, the Ontario Regulation 851 for Industrial Establishmentsprogram is designed using the CSA B335-04 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks, the Ontario Regulation 851 for Industrial Establishments and the Ontario Regulation 213/91 Construction Projects.
Course Outline – Telehandler Training and Certification:
Related Government legislation
Telehandler Safety Video
Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
Inspection, maintenance, and records
Lift capacity and load limitations
Safe operating procedures
Theory and practical training assessments
Tips for Telehandler Safety
You must receive the proper Telehandler Training and Certification that includes both a theory course assessment and hands-on practical training on the telehandler you will be using. You must read the operator’s manual and understand the safety signs on the machine. You must also understand the function and location of all safety devices and controls before using the machine.
Rules and Regulations
Always adhere to your employer’s safety rules and jobsite regulations, as well as all applicable local government or provincial regulations that apply to telehandler operation before operating the machine.
Inspection and Tests
Always perform a pre-operation inspection and function tests on the machine before using the machine at the start of each shift. If there is anything wrong with the machine or a malfunction is discovered, you must notify your supervisor and make sure the machine is immediately tagged and removed from service until it can be properly be repaired.
Workplace Hazard Assessment
Perform a workplace hazard assessment prior to using the machine or moving the machine to the work area. Be aware and avoid hazards such as drop-offs and holes, slopes, slippery or unstable surfaces, overhead obstacles, power lines and any other hazards that may exist and develop a hazard assessment plan to avoid these hazards.
Load Capacity Chart
Never operate a telehandler if the load capacity chart is missing. It is imperative that the load chart in the telehandler matches the machine and the attachment you are using before lifting the load. Load charts must always be clear and visible to you while you are sitting in position.
Know your Load
The weight and centre of gravity of the load must never exceed the telehandler’s or attachment’s maximum capacity as identified on the load chart. Pre-determine the dimensions of the load and follow proper load handling techniques. Always ensure that the load is secure to minimize the potential for falling debris, injury or damage.
Personnel and Suspended Loads
If the telehandler is being used to lift personnel and suspended loads, you, your supervisor and your company must ensure that all provincial workplace laws are being met and that the telehandler and attachment manufacturer’s instructions regarding the additional requirements and operating instructions are being followed.
In the Cab
You must always wear your seatbelt while operating the telehandler. You must be positioned in your seat to easily reach steering wheel and all machine controls. Adjust your side and cab mirrors to maximize your visibility prior to moving the vehicle.
You must ensure that the combined centre of gravity of the telehandler and the load, always remains within the stability triangle.
Things to be aware of:
Make sure the chassis is on level ground level before handling a load and never use the sway feature with an elevated load.
Keep the boom and load as low as possible during travel.
Operate the machine at speeds that will keep the machine and load under control at all times.
If your telehandler tips over, do not jump from the machine. Remain in the cab, stay in the seat with your seat belt fastened, brace for impact by grasping the steering wheel and leaning away from the point of impact.
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Up to 8 hours depending on participants’ experience levels
A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records