telescopic forklift training costTelescopic forklift is also called as telehandler or teleporter. It function like a counterbalance forklift but with appearance of a crane. You can commonly found this type of forklift in warehouses, construction sites and in agricultural areas. Driving this kind of machine requires licence.

The law instructs that employers to train their workers to ensure their safety but the law does not specify how telescopic forklift training should be done. The telescopic forklift training course may depend on the skill level and experience of the trainee. If you are an experience operator and a holder of safety certificate issued for the last two years then you can complete a training course in a single day. Otherwise, if you a new operator wanting to be trained the training course could last 3-5 days.

How Do You Apply for Telescopic Forklift Training

If you are situated in the United States, we have provided you list of schools where you can take the training, just select your location, you can FOLLOW this training tutorial how to get certified as per OSHA standard.

If you are residing in the United Kingdom, you can select with one of the schools listed below where you can have your training course. You must understand first what kind of training certificate you need. If you are intending to work or working in construction site, then you need CITB (CPCS) card. On the other hand, if you are working or wanting to work in companies other than construction, the ITSSAR training is the most appropriate for you.

The telescopic forklift training will have element of classroom lectures through multimedia and power point presentations and one-on-one discussion with the trainer. A written test will be administered in order measure the knowledge gained by the trainees. The most important part of the course is practical driving where students carry out sets of tasks the trainer will be given to them. The trainer will make an assessment/evaluation after these three parts have been done.

Successful learners will receive certificate of course completion and operator card.

Cost of the Training

The training cost depends on the experience and requirement of the operator, novice operator tend to pay more because training is lengthier. If you only require conversion and refresher course, it is of course less expensive. The cost also may depend on where you want to take the training, it could be either on-site (which is more expensive) or at school’s facility (cheaper).

The training cost varies from £300.00 to £700.00 that may also depend on the several factors. You can refer to the training schools listed below, we have gathered the costs of their training packages.

Schools in UK and US that Offer Telescopic Forklift Course

The training school is the best place to receive your training. They are equipped with complete facilities and certified trainer. Below are some of the schools that provide telescopic training course. We have indicated their addresses so you can choose which one is nearest to you. You can contact them and enquire about your requirement.

Schools in the United Kingdom

Reaseheath College
Nantwich Cheshire CW5 6DF
Phone: 01270 613242
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Training at Reaseheath Center
1 day refresher course - £150 per person
3 day novice course - £450 per person
5 day novice course - £450 per person

Training at employer's site
1 day refresher course - £350 per day
3 day novice course - £750 for the 3 days
5 day novice course - £1,000 for the 5 days

Transplant Training Limited
The Matford Centre, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD
Phone: 03449944488

CITB (CPCS) Training
Training could take up to 4 days, depending on the knowledge of the attendees
Fee for the test
Theory test £100 + VAT
Practical test £325 + VAT
CSCS HS&E test fee £17.50
CPCS Card fee £30.00

ITSSAR Training
Training could lasts up to 1 to 4 days depending on the skill level of the trainees
£295 + VAT per day + machine hire

Autec Training Limited
Oxney Road Industrial Estate, Peterborough, PE1 5YW
phone: 0800 581976; 01733 555515
Fax: 01733 898376
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Training Per Day – £250 + VAT
Achievement Test Only – From £250 + VAT

Health & Safety Training Ltd
Unit 6, Wesley Way, Benton Square Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9TA
Phone: 0191 6440 332
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2 to 5-day telescopic forklift training duration, depending on the skill level of the trainee
You may enquire through phone or email to check for pricing

J & D Training Ltd.
Unit 11 Old Forge Trading Estate
Dudley Road, LYE, WEST MIDLANDS DY9 8EL
Phone: 01384 895448
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ITSSAR and RTITB Training Provider

Training On Site:
Novice: 3 Days(1 attendees) 4 Days (2 attendees) 5 Days (3 attendees)
Experienced: 2 Days (1 attendee) 2 Days (2 attendees) 3 Days (3 attendees)
Refresh: 1 Day (1 attendees) 1 Day (2 attendees) 1 Day (3 attendees)
Conversion: 2 Day (1 attendees) 2 Days (2 attendees) 2 Days (3 attendees)

At company's training facility:
Novice: 5 Days
Experienced: 2/3 Days
Refresh: 1 Day
Conversion: 2 Days

Harper Adams University
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
Courses run throughout the year.
Contact: Ian Pryce
Phone: +44 (0) 1952 815324
Cost of the training: £350.00

Sibbald Training
Shona's Way Sibbald Park Blackridge West Lothian EH48 3BN Scotland
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Phone: 01501 750 900
You may contact them for price enquiry and training scheduling

HGV Training
Regis Rd, London
Company has 45 locations in the UK, and you can select one nearest to you
Phone: 0330 088 0000
Pricing and schedule is disclosed, you can contact them to make an enquiry
Industrial Training Services Limited
Unit 1 Enterprise Way, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8DH
Phone: 01245 321130
Website: www.telescopichandlertraining.co.uk
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You can enquire to check how much the is the training cost

Alba Forklift Training
21 Lenziemill Road, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 2RL
Tel/Fax: 01236 630300
Training can be done at Cumbernauld, Glasgow or on-site across Scotland
Novice: 3-5 days, 3 candidates per course, but takes only 2 days if there's only 1 trainee
Experienced: 3 days, 3 candidates per course, could be taken 2 days if course has only 1 trainee
Conversion: 2 days, 3 trainees for every course, could last only for 1 day if there's only 1 trainee
Refresher: 1 day, 3 attendees for every course, could be completed in half day, if course has only 1 attendee
Pricing and training schedule can be enquired through phone

Construction Industry Training Providers Ltd
Reading, West Berkshire RG7 4QL, UK
Phone: 01189 700200
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Specifics of the machine: Industrial Telescopic, Up To 9metres, All Sizes EXC SLEW, All Sizes INC SLEW
Training cost and scheduling: make an enquiry

Kent Forklift Training
Unit 39 Blenheim Close, Pysons Road Ind Est Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2YF
Phone: 01843 603 199
Cost of training: make an enquiry through phone
RTITB photo id cards: £10.50 per person
Novice: 3-5 days
Experienced: 2-3 days
Refresher: 1 day
Conversion: 1 day

BB Forklift Training Services
BB Training Services Ltd.
35 Main Street, Longriggend, Airdrie ML6 7RS
Phone: (+44) 01236 843 708
RTITB & ITSSAR Forklift Training
You may contact them how much is the cost and training roster


Providers in the United States

Hard Hat Training
Washington Branch
Phone: (360) 930-9247

Idaho Branch
Phone: (208) 252-5331

Telehandler Online Training
$79.00
Onsite Training & Train The Trainer (Combo)
$1,600.00–$2,400.00

Leavitt Machinery
Company has branches in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington and Oregon States
Phone: 1-866-866-532-8488
Training duration: 1 day; for novice, training can be extended; course materials to be provided

Final Word

Choose which certificate is suitable for you, it could either be CITB-CPCS (for construction work) or ITSSAR training (non-construction). Cost of training will depend on your skills and experience. For employers, you can arrange a training at your site or you can send them to training school. For novice, take sometime to finish your training, it is your path to enter to this field.


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