Suspended Loads Training

Course Overview:

This course is for people with experience of operating a Telescopic Handler.  It teaches you how to operate and maintain a Telescopic Handler – Suspended load safely (non-rough terrain).

This course is offered as a CPCS, NPORS or NTSS Own Course. Click on the accreditation type above for more information.

The CPCS Code for this course is A17e.

Course Content:

Upon completion of this course the delegates will be able to:

  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway).
  • Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, where applicable, on rough, undulating ground and inclines. (excluding suspended loads).
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads.
  • Follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads.
  • Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties.
  • Attach and remove attachments and accessories for the movement of suspended loads.
  • Follow given signals and instructions during work activities.
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of the tele handler.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Determine the requirements for the lifting and transferring of suspended loads.
  • Establish and comply with given signals and instructions.
  • Lift various suspended loads from given locations Inc. vehicle bed and at height.
  • Travel with and place various suspended loads at given locations Inc. a vehicle bed and at height.
  • Minimise the swinging of loads during travel
    List different types of lifting accessories and attachments compatible with telescopic handlers and suspended loads.
  • Explain the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine.
  • Explain how stability is affected by travelling with a raised boom and a suspended load (both regular and irregular).
  • Explain visibility issues and restrictions and with suspended loads.
  • Place loads out of sight of the operator.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Once you have completed your training you will undertake your test day – click the appropriate link below for more information and what to expect on your test day.

CPCS Test Day          NPORS Test Day         NTSS In-house Test Day

Course Duration:

Novice (recommended for delegates that have had some, limited or no experience with the machine): 2 Days

Refresher (recommended if the delegate is experienced with the machine.  Refresher training will help to iron out any bad habits.): 1 Day

Test only (Recommended only if the delegate has recently undertaken a similar qualification in a different accreditation.  No training or help will be given on the day.) 1 Day

Course Criteria: If you wish to undertake the CPCS training option you will need to have passed the health, safety & environment touch screen test within the last 2 year


CPCS courses can only be held at our accredited training centre.

NPORS & NTSS/CTA Courses can be delivered at the NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course if you have the required equipment and suitable training environment.


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive either a CPCS Red Trained Operator card, an NPORS Certification or our NTSS/CTA Certificate of Attendance depending on the course you have chosen.

How to Book/Upcoming Courses:

If we have courses scheduled they will be displayed below.  To make a general enquiry about this course, or get a quote, complete the enquiry form below.


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