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Auth Body Image RTITB Rough Terrain Masted Lift Truck (ABA category J1) Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler (ABA category J2)

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This course is designed to cover the RTITB curriculum for the safe use of Telescopic Handlers (Telehandlers).

With competency cards being requested more frequently than ever, it is essential that any operatives are able to provide these as evidence that they are trained to use equipment safely. RTITB is an accredited scheme that will allow just this.

This course typically takes 5 days to complete. This is based on a maximum of 3 candidates completing the course with no prior experience in operating the equipment. This may be reduced for students with operational experience or a reduced number of students per course.

1 Day Course | Refresher Training (For students already in possession of a valid qualification, due to expire)

3 Day Course | Experienced Training (For students with extensive experience in operating a rough terrain forklift that does not currently hold a valid qualification)

5 Day Course | Novice Training (For students with little or no prior experience operating a Rough Terrain Forklift)

For those requiring an NPORS Telehandler Licence, Alpha Safety are also accredited and fully equipped to deliver the course under this Awarding Organisation.

Day rates for training available from £450

Please contact us for further information.


  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

  • Operators Safety Code

  • Re-charging of Diesel, Gas or Electric Counterbalance Forklift 

  • Pre-use checks

  • Factors affecting stability

  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Counterbalance Forklift

  • Manoeuvring the Forklift Truck in open and confined areas 

  • Stacking at different levels

  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets

  • Working in and out of racking with the Counterbalance Forklift 


  • Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manufacturer's Handbooks

  • Major Components and Functions

  • Steering, Driving & Braking

  • Pre-Operational Checks

  • Mounting and Dismounting Safely

  • Configuring for Travel

  • Safe Manoeuvring: Laden & Unladen Open & Confined Areas

  • Conducting on Site Safety Checks

  • Lifting and Load Handling Tasks

  • Fitting, Adjusting & Removing Attachments

  • Machine Transportation Procedures

  • Shift End & Shut Down Procedures


As an employer, it is highly recommended that operators are trained via accredited programmes. Dependent on your industry, client or principal contractor requirements this may be NPORS or RTITB. This to ensure that you have taken adequate measures to evidence the competencies of employees and protect those working at height.

From an individual's point of view, this is a great ticket to hold. Telehandlers are used throughout a variety of industries, most notably construction, although there is increasing demand for their use throughout the engineering and manufacturing industries. Being able to evidence competency in using them safely is a great way to open further career opportunities.


Practical Assessments, Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Examinations.


5 Years

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