Telehandler Certification

More of a crane than a rough terrain forklift, the telescopic-handler or more commonly known “Zoom Boom” allows operators to lift and traverse loads not only upwards but outwards. Thus introducing operators to new hazards such as blindspots and a rapidly diminishing load capacity as the load is traversed. The use of outriggers to stabilize the unit adds a whole new dimension of physics otherwise unknown to a typical lift truck operator. These topics, along with the core fundamentals of regulation, operation and pre use inspection are all covered in this on site telehandler training course. Finally, each participant will have to complete an operational test to acquire their telehandler certification.

Course Outline

This course covers all apsects of the safe operation of telehandlers. Upon completion, each participant will have a deep understanding of their telescopic handler and its unique operating characteristics.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Telehandler Fundamentals
  • Stability / Principles of Balance
  • Proper Load Handling / Outriggers
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Proper Fueling Procedures


  • 8:00am Class Starts
    (Unless otherwise requested)
  • 8:00 - 11:30 Telehandler Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Theory Test
  • 12:00 Lunch break.
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Practical Examination
    Experienced Operators
  • 2:30 - Practical Examination
    Novice Operators

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012