Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) BIS



Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Online Course Overview

When working with a telehandler (also known as a variable reach forklift, telescopic forklift, telescopic handler, or zoom boom), the biggest hazard is unsafe operation. Fortunately, this means that the majority of telehandler incidents and fatalities can be avoided through proper training.

This online Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) course is designed to help you develop the competency needed to operate your telehandler safely, while maintaining full control of the equipment and complying with the laws governing its operation. After completing this telehandler training, you will have learned your legislated responsibilities as a telehandler operator, how to identify telehandler components and their functions, how to travel and handle loads safely, and more.

Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Standards

This course was written to comply with the requirements for theory training as outlined in both the CSA Standard B335-15 as well as the ANSI Standard B56.6.
I-CAB Recognized Course

This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessments.

Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Online Course Topics

This online Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) course covers the following topics:

  • Telehandler components
  • Safety symbols, operator’s manual, and load charts
  • Site inspections
  • Safe operation around power lines
  • Walk-around inspections and function checks
  • Legislated requirements for safe operation
  • Safe travelling techniques
  • The principles of balance and stability
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lift techniques
  • Refuelling, parking, and shutting down a telehandler


Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Online Course Duration

Approximately 45 minutes

Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Online Assessment

Testing conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.

Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) Online Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion printed on the certificate unless otherwise specified by an employer, legislation, or other authority. Please note that, in some jurisdictions, additional practical evaluation on equipment may be required to ensure regulatory compliance.

Universally Compatible
mobile compliantThis course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smartphones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

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