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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads N138 Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation

Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

Be able to locate and identify the steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufactures and legislative requirements

Safely mount and dismount the machine

Start and stop the engine safely move the machine off and stop it safely

Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas

Conduct all safety checks at the work area

Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks

Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain how the manufacturer may reduce the lifting capacity when moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations and working ranges

Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category

Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads

Identify any overhead / proximity hazards

Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the slinger / signaller