Our online Telehandler (Variable Reach Forklift) safety training course is a great way for you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate this type of equipment safely and efficiently. This online safety training program was written to comply with the ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-2021 Safety Standard for Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks and OSHA Standard 1910.178 – Powered industrial trucks. By taking the online safety training course, you will learn important information such as the proper operating procedures, pre-operational inspections, and load handling techniques. Those who supervise the work of those operating this equipment, as well as those who work in the direct vicinity of this type of equipment, would also benefit from taking the theory portion of this safety training.

The online format of this 75 minute course allows you to complete the training at your own pace and on your own schedule, so you can fit it into your busy life. Additionally, the interactive nature of the course will help you to retain the information and be more engaged. Completing this training will not only increase your own job skills and opportunities, but also ensure that you can work in a safer environment, this can also help you to avoid potential accidents. Overall, investing in this training is an investment in your future, it will help you to advance in your career and be a valuable asset to any employer. 


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Upon completion of this online Telehandler Safety Training Course. Students will have learned the following.

  • Telehandler components
  • Safety symbols, operator’s manual, and load charts
  • Site inspections
  • Safe operation around power lines
  • Walk-around inspections and function checks
  • Legislated requirements for safe operation
  • Safe travelling techniques
  • The principles of balance and stability
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lift techniques
  • Refuelling, parking, and shutting down a telehandler


This online course has been designed to reinforce the information presented. Participants must score at least 80% on the final exam to receive an awarded certificate. Students can repeat this course twice if they do not achieve an 80% or higher on their first attempt. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion that can be downloaded and printed. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion printed on the certificate unless otherwise specified by an employer, legislation, or other authority. For full certification, a practical skills assessment is required.

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