CPCS A17E Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads

This training course is for telehandler operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant CPCS Test in order to gain a RED Trained operator card for A17E Telescopic Handler Suspended Loads.

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Course Objectives

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of an A17E Telescopic Handler operator
  • Explore and analyse important legislation, guidance, and regulations
  • Carry out pre-use checks and check equipment for function and serviceability 
  • Display the ability to use the machine to safely traverse over firm, level terrains
  • Demonstrate competence in operating the machine in a confined space 
  • Interpret instructions and perform tasks from the signaller or slinger
  • Accurately transport and position loads to predetermined locations
  • Demonstrate and safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Two Part Testing

1. Theory Test – a verbal 1:1 with questions asked by the CPCS tester.

2. CPCS Practical Test: Candidates will demonstrate their skills knowledge and understanding through a series of practical tasks assigned by the tester.

Entry Requirements

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test completed and passed within the last two years before the course start date or CPCS test date.

A good level of written and spoken English is paramount to successfully complete this course. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact our office and we discuss available options (for example, hiring a translator at an additional cost).


Upon successful completion of both the theory & practical tests the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Red Trained Operators Card is awarded, valid for two years.

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Next Steps

Register and complete the NVQ Level 2 to achieve CPCS blue competence card, valid for 5 years.