A telehandler training (also known as a boom lift, rough terrain forklift or reach forklift) is a piece of industrial equipment that is often used at construction and maintenance sites. It can be a valuable tool for moving and positioning heavy materials, but it is also a dangerous machine that requires proper training to ensure the operator is fully aware of the safety requirements. Per OSHA regulations, telehandler operator training must include formal instruction, practical training and an employer-led operator evaluation. Our 100% online telehandler training course is approved by OSHA and fully complies with the above requirements, as well as providing you with an official telehandler certificate and operator card.

Essential Telehandler Training: What You Need to Know

Our telehandler training course introduces workers to the basics of a telehandler and covers a variety of topics, including how the machine works, site inspection protocols and legal operation requirements. It also explores specialized topics like equipment stability, walk-around inspections, load charts and forklift safety symbols. In addition, workers are trained on the different types of telehandlers, including fixed and rotating models.

This telehandler safety video is the first part of a blended training program and provides students with the theoretical information they need to operate a telehandler safely. Upon successful completion of the online portion, learners can contact their nearest Lonestar Forklift location to book a practical assessment. The practical portion of the course consists of operating a telehandler under the supervision of an instructor, and is required to achieve full telehandler operator certification.