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CPCS A17 Telescopic Handler (C. All Sizes Excluding 360° Slew)

CPCS Training Course

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the construction and allied industries. It was launched in 2003 and since then over 300,000 cards have been issued. It is the largest and most highly recognised card scheme for the construction plant industry. It helps to prove workers’ operating skills and health and safety awareness.

Successful candidates on CPCS tests receive a red CPCS Trained Operators Card, valid for a period of 2 years. Candidates are required to achieve the appropriate NVQ within the 2-year life of the red CPCS Trained Operators Card to progress on to a blue CPCS Competent Operator Card.

Candidates who already hold the appropriate NVQ and provide proof of this (NVQ and unit credit certificates required) shall go straight to a blue CPCS Competent Operator Card.

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A17 Telescopic Handler CPCS Traning Hird Training

CPCS A17 Telescopic Handler (C. All Sizes Excluding 360° Slew)


3 – 5 Days

Aimed at

Those who are required to operate telescopic handlers. Candidates may be new to the role or have limited experience or be experienced telescopic handler operators who require a formal qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Good hand/eye co-ordination
  • CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test (Operatives test entry level) to have been passed within the previous 23 months before the course start date


  • Maximum of 3 per course
    (1 delegate: 3 days; 2 delegates:4 day; 3 delegates: 5 days)

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Course Content

  • Legislation & codes of practice
  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • The purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
  • Understand the basic construction of pallets

CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

All candidates participating on CPCS Technical Tests need to successfully complete the appropriate CITB Health, Safety and Environment must be current and in date, within the previous 23 months before the course start date. The CITB HS&E Test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe.

The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.

Book your HS&E course with CITB today