Facebook Twitter Gplus LinkedIn Google Maps E-mail
Home » Courses » Accreditation » RTITB Courses » Telescopic Material Handler RTITB

Telescopic Material Handler up to 9m/above 9m
Excluding SLEW (including slew on request)

Course 204c

Telescopic Material HandlerCourse Duration

Days: 1 – 5


1 – 3

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload loadout towers.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and loads.
  • Set stabilisers correctly – have machine stable and level.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.
Download Central Training Services Guide

Please use this link to print the course guide

Course Summary

  • Limitations of use
  • Fork truck stability
  • Load weight assessment
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Safe Load Indicator (if fitted)
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Travel over undulating ground
  • Loading onto/off loadout towers
  • Driving
  • Hill starts
  • Use of stabilisers (if fitted)
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Bulk stacking
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Travelling on inclines
  • Controls and instruments
  • Components of lift trucks
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • Loading/unloading vehicles
  • Handling various types of loads
  • Rated capacity charts


RTITB/NORS – Valid for 3 years.

Refresher Period

RTITB/NORS Refresher Course after 3 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

The National Operator Registration Scheme (NORS) is the centralised validation, registration and certification scheme for all RTITB accredited training.

These courses meet the requirement of:

Awarding Bodies recommended period of training and ACOP 26;
Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

RTITB/NORS Conversion Course onto a Counterbalance Forklift Truck
RTITB/NORS Conversion Course onto a Reach Truck
RTITB/NORS Conversion Course onto a Side Loader

© Central Training Services Limited Registered in Scotland No SC200732. Registered Address Unit 5 Links Court Industrial Estate Bo'ness EH51 9UD