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Practical test for telehandler operators

telehandler practical testAccording to the RTITB, who are the original accrediting body for forklift training, the test course for a telescopic materials handler should be set up as shown above. Please note it is not to scale.

The criteria for the various parts of the test are as follows:

If I can add a note of my own based on more than forty years experience in the industry. Good luck with that!

The above requirements, whilst admirable in principle will be impossible to achieve in most cases and even if they could be achieved there is no way the telehandler could be driven through the steering course described above. I'll bet anyone a month's pension if they can do it without incurring a penalty!

The actual test sequence is shown on the next slide and it's easy to use a normal counterbalance truck marking sheet for a telehandler test.

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