NPTC Certificate of Competence

Telescopic Forklift Handling


Courses run throughout the year. For information on the next available course please call: +44 (0) 1952 815324



Who is this course designed for?

This short course in Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklift Handling is designed for anyone working with telescopic lift trucks pallet and builk up to nine metres. Lift trucks are common across the land-based industries and contribute to increase efficiency in moving bulk and palletised loads around. However, even experienced operators can find themselves in difficult or dangerous circumstances and accients can happen without the appropriate training.

The course will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to operate the machine safely and efficiently. Training is also a legal requirement under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations ( PUWER 98 ), which requires employers to ensure that equipment is only operated by those who have received the relevant training.

Most of the students on this course work in the land-based industries, in agriculture, horticulture or arboriculture

Course content

  • The relevant legal requirements
  • How to avoid the potential dangers of lift truck operation
  • Essential maintenance
  • Changing attachments
  • Handling bulk loads
  • Handling palletised loads
  • Manoeuvring in confined space
  • Working on rough terrain


This is a two-day course, with an additional 1.5 hour assessment by an independent assessor. The course can be offered as a three-day course for complete beginners.

Contact Us

 Ian Pryce

Ian Pryce
Short Course & Conference Office Co-Ordinator (Rural Skills)
Office: AC1
Email: Click here to contact Ian Pryce
Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815300