CSCS Telescopic Handler - Non Experienced Operator


The purpose of this three day course is to provide the participants with the general knowledge and practical skills required to be able to operate the machine under supervision.

Under the 2013 Construction Regulations all machine operators working on construction sites must have a valid CSCS card or valid CSCS Trainee Operators card for the item of plant being used.

This course will give them the required knowledge on how to minimise the risk of accidents in their workplace while operating machines under supervision.


The Programme will consist of a combination of classroom sessions of underpinning knowledge relating to Telescopic Handler operations, and practical operation of the Telescopic Handler.

  • Introduction

  • Safety and PPE

  • Responsibilities of the Telescopic Handler operator

  • Telescopic Handler Operator's Manual

  • Telescopic Handler pre-use checks

  • Telescopic Handler operation

  • Telescopic Handler safety awareness

  • Safety controls and stabilisers

  • Prepare the machine for movement

  • Travel the Telescopic Handler

  • Set up for operation and operate Telescopic Handler controls

  • Lifting and placing various loads

  • Park and secure the Telescopic Handler

This training course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to operate Telescopic Handlers. This course will prepare candidates for the SOLAS Telescopic Handler Assessment leading to the CSCS Telescopic Handler card which is required for teleporter drivers on construction sites.


Candidates for this programme must:

  • Have at least six months full time experience on a telescopic handler in accordance with the 4th Schedule - of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.

  • The six months experience must be within the last two years.

  • Hold a current SOLAS SafePass Card

  • Have completed the Completed Candidate Pack or hold a valid New Entrant CSCS trainee operators card & fully completed log book

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Participant must be medically fit to operate machinery

  • 1 x Passport Photo

  • PPS Number

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), i.e. Hard Hat, High Vis Vest, Steel Toe Capped Boots, Gloves.

Delivery Method

This Course is Delivered Via:

  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Theory & Practical Assessment


This is a 3 Day Course.


On successful completion of this programme you will be issued with an Operator Log Book and a Temporary Operator card. You are required to spend a minimum of six months operating the machine within a two year timeframe before you can apply for your CSCS final assessment. Once the log book is completed you must attend an additional 1 Day Assessment in order to receive your full SOLAS CSCS Operator ticket, which is valid for 5 years.

Maximum No. of Participants

4 Maximum per class

Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.