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At Bourne Training Services, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive training solutions for the construction industry, specifically focusing on telehandlers, wheeled and tracked 360 excavators, and dumpers. With our expertise and industry knowledge, we offer a range of specialized training programs designed to equip individuals with the skills and competencies necessary to operate these heavy machinery safely and efficiently.

Our telehandler training courses are tailored to meet the diverse needs of construction professionals who operate telescopic handlers. Whether you are a novice or experienced operator, our training program covers fundamental aspects such as equipment familiarization, safe operating procedures, load management, and site-specific considerations. We emphasize best practices and regulations to ensure that operators can perform their tasks with utmost confidence and precision.

For individuals working with wheeled and tracked 360 excavators, our training courses provide comprehensive instruction on the operation, maintenance, and safety protocols associated with these versatile machines. Participants will learn essential skills including machine controls, excavation techniques, trenching, and material handling. Our trainers focus on practical scenarios and real-life simulations to enhance operators' situational awareness and decision-making abilities in various construction environments.

Furthermore, our dumper training courses cater to those operating dump trucks and other site dumpers. Our training covers essential topics such as pre-use inspections, loading and unloading procedures, safe transportation practices, and understanding weight limitations. By emphasizing safety measures, load stability, and efficient maneuvering, we ensure that operators can carry out their duties with maximum productivity and minimize the risk of accidents or equipment damage.

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From in-depth beginners to safety refresher courses


For trainees with little or no previous experience operating a Telescopic Handler truck.


Where candidates have relevant, recent experience but, have not received any kind of approved training.


Periodic Telescopic Handler refresher training is for experienced operators who hold an accredited certificate.


Where operators already hold a forklift certificate on a similar machine and wish to qualify on a Telescopic Handler.

Example of elements covered on a typical Telehandler Novice course

  • Course induction

  • The need and reasons to training and statutory requirements (HASAWA 1974 etc.)

  • Introduction to equipment/control familiarisation/principles of operation

  • Identification/use/adjustment of attachments in pre-determined positions including forks

  • Recommended mount and dismount

  • Introduction to motive, steering controls and practice

  • Basic steering exercises – simple courses

  • Advanced steering exercises – figure of 8/chicane/90° approaches

  • Battery charging procedures/maintenance

  • Operator safety code and relevant handout

  • Daily pre-use inspections/refuelling procedures

  • Engineering principles/rated capacity/stability

  • Simple hydraulics (theory)

  • Introduction to hydraulic controls, handling empty pallets low level

  • Load types/handling and weight assessment

  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level on industrial racking*

  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level bulk stacks*

  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level cup post pallets*

  • Manoeuvring with loads/ramps and inclines/handling awkward loads*

  • Relevant safety film

  • Vehicle loading and unloading (theory)*

  • Vehicle loading and unloading (practical)*

  • Multi choice theory test

  • Pre-use inspection test

  • Practical skills test

* To be covered where relevant to operation or facilities permit

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