A telescopic handler, also called a lull, telehandler, teleporter, reach forklift, or zoom boom, is a machine widely used in agriculture and industry. It is somewhat like a forklift but has a boom (telescopic cylinder), making it more a crane than a forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. The boom can be fitted with different attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or winch. This course can be completed once you have a Counterbalance Licence.

At RS Training we use the latest training techniques which combine both theory and practical exercises in accordance with Health & Safety Executive Guidelines. We have an excellent pass rate on our courses

Each successful candidates will be certificated, and their employers will receive a certificate of training. This will need to be shown and kept for insurance and UK law purposes.

Currently these will take place on-site at your premises your company must provide the necessary machine or equipment.

Course Details

Topics covered

  • Hazard awareness
  • The operators’ safety code
  • Health & Safety video
  • Test your knowledge
  • Introduction to the forklift truck to be used
  • Daily pre-use inspection & maintenance
  • Care of batteries/LPG/Diesel trucks
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment / Stability Factors
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Handling unladen and laden pallets
  • Stacking/de-stacking – at various heights
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Practical test of basic operating skills

In House & Group Bookings

We can customise this course or offer it in house as a group booking. Please contact us to discuss this and we will be happy to assist.

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Special Requirements

If you have special requirements we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

If you have any special requirements, please inform us when you book on the course. Special requirements could include:

  • Access requirements
  • Literacy or numeracy support
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments

We are well equipped to handle such requirements and will do our best to accommodate them on our courses to ensure the best level of learning can be achieved.

Excellent training on Counterbalance and Reach trucks including double reach. The course was very thorough and challenging but enjoyable. Well thought out and presented by a trainer who took care and clearly took interest in everyone. It’s not surprising that they are so highly recommended. All the RS staff from each department have been great to work with over the few years I’ve used them.

Paul, Forklift Training

Learnt a lot. Chris the instructor very accommodating and great teacher. Had a laugh. Was a bit nervous but Chris put me at ease. Doing a first aid course with him next month as he was such a good instructor.

Caitlin, Forklift Training

Just a quick note to say thank you to Chris, excellent trainer, I was a bit nervous about doing the forklift course, but he put me at ease and guided me through it successfully. Once again a big thank you, and I would highly recommend your skills.

Lee, Forklift Training

Chris was brilliant. Great communication and training. Excellent trainer.

Stephen, Forklift Training

Chris Pooley very professional forklift instructor. I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to do the forklift course

Vasile, Forklift Training

I did my counterbalance refresher training with Chris at RS Training.

My course was delivered in a very comfortable environment while a very professional manner was maintained.

The instructor made it a personal mission to ensure I understood and absorbed all information needed in order to achieve my qualification.

I will be returning in September to complete my CPC Module 4. I highly recommend this company to train with.

Scott, Forklift Training


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