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At 360 Telehandler Training, we provide a range of telehandler training options in Edinburgh that can give prospective telehandler operators the practical skills they need. We offer our services to both potential and existing operators in a range of fields and industries, regardless of experience.

Covering both the basic principles of telehandler operation and more niche elements of the operator’s handbook, our experts can get unprepared operators machine-ready with only a single CPCS A77 course.

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Who Are 360 Telehandler Training?

We are a specialist telehandler training team in Edinburgh that offers a range of telehandler training courses, focusing primarily on telescopic handler 360 slew machines. The slewing capabilities of these machines often make them more complex than typical telehandlers, meaning that good training is important.

Our team provides specialised CPCS A77 training courses focused on telescopic handler 360 slew operation, serving as effective CPCS training for both brand-new operators and long-time experts.

Why Choose 360 Telehandler Training?

Our telescopic handler 360 slew training is kept constantly up-to-date with 2024 standards in Edinburgh. We provide the best possible telescopic handler 360 slew training to any operators that need it, making sure to cover both the basic principles of these machines along with the specifics needed for 360 slew units.

We are able to work alongside Edinburgh clients with any level of experience and prior skill, whether you are a first-time operator or a long-time expert who simply needs to prove that your skills are machine-ready.

Over 10 Years Experience in 360-degree Telehandler Training

With over a decade of experience in providing training courses for telescopic handler 360 slew units in Edinburgh, we understand how to deliver the right information in a course format.

Every course we run has been refined to deliver the best course experience possible, whether you have used these machines before or are coming in at the ground level.

What is Telescopic Handler 360 Slew Training?

360 telescopic handler units are a telehandler that can offer a finer range of movement through 360-degree rotation. While these are more versatile than some basic telescopic handler options, they are also much more complex, requiring extra training and safety preparation before you can operate them.

Our telescopic handler 360 slew training focuses on preparing operators in Edinburgh for the full slewing capabilities (rotation) of these units, allowing them to handle plant operations using these units once the course is complete.

What Does This Course Cover?

Our 360 telehandler course is focused on all elements of using a rotating telehandler, from simple tasks like lorry loading to elements like securing procedures, lifting limitations and post-use checks.

While the process of slinging loads and raising or lowering the telescopic neck may be the same, a 360 machine is more versatile and, therefore, much more complex. Our Edinburgh training courses are specifically prepared to teach operators about relevant regulations, limitations, and techniques that they need to know.

Is Rotating Telehandler Training Important?

While most telehandlers are used for pick-and-carry duties, rotating telehandlers combine high lift and long reach with free machine rotation. This makes it easier to lift and place load items in varied locations but also requires more training to handle correctly.

Our Edinburgh course does not just explain how to operate telehandler units but also the specific requirements for using them safely.

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What Does Telescopic Handler 360 Slew Training Involve?

Our CPCS A77 telescopic handler training courses focus on various elements of using these rotating telehandlers safely and effectively across a range of worksites, from outdoor construction sites to indoor storage warehouses in Edinburgh.

While different situations call for different skills, each training course we provide is specifically tailored to give the operator as much preparation as possible. This ensures that they do not need any further information beyond a user’s manual to operate a typical 360 telehandler.

Some of the core elements behind our training courses include:

Fundamentals Training Edinburgh

Our training provides instructional information on how to lift, load, transfer, and arrange for suspended loads up to the maximum limits of a telehandler. This also includes information on codes of practice, the responsibilities of the operator, and the usage of the machine itself.

Our CPCS A77 training course in Edinburgh focuses on both the operator and the machine, ensuring that operators understand the fundamentals before they are placed into a practical assessment or training environment.

This makes our CPCS course even more important for first-time operators, who may need clear instructions on using free-on-wheels machines that have specific securing, manufacturer pre-start checks, and specific codes of safety conduct.

Practical Operation Skills Edinburgh

Each training course covers practical skills involved in plant operations and making use of the full slewing capabilities of these units. This means anything from lift-load training to a simulated concrete pouring exercise or performing slope work on uneven ground.

This can also cover smaller-scale tasks in Edinburgh, like using hoist ropes or following the right securing procedures lifting requires for maximum safety.

Some other skills that our courses test include:

Practical Assessment and Testing Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh CPCS training course also provides a final assessment that is meant to prove the operator’s skills, as well as other tests to check their knowledge.

If successful, operators are able to fully pass their training and gain their CPCS red card, proving their knowledge at a starting level.

What does 360-degree Telehandler Training Provide?

Aside from the knowledge of how to use these machines safely, our telehandler training also provides a CPCS Trained Operator card or CPCS red card. This is the most basic way to prove your competence as a successfully trained operator of telehandler equipment.

This card lasts for two years before needing to be renewed, which usually means another round of testing and training to ensure that the operator still knows what they are doing.

In the future, successful completion of the CPCS A77 training can lead to a CPCS blue card or Competent Operator card gained through real work experience and a second-tier assessment. By completing our initial course, even a brand new operator can begin their path to being fully accredited.

360-degree Telehandler Training Cost Edinburgh

The cost of CPCS A77 telehandler training depends on the particular training courses that you are taking, the amount of in-person training required, and various other factors surrounding the CPCS course.

Contact us to learn more about the costs involved in taking this training in Edinburgh, especially if you have worries about factors like travel costs for in-person practical training.

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360-degree Telehandler Training Benefits

Taking our 360-degree telehandler courses provides a range of benefits, mostly based on your knowledge and practical skills when using these machines. If you intend to get a job working with a telehandler in Edinburgh or similar machine, this CPCS A77 course can be a requirement.

Successful completion of the course provides a CPCS red card and enables the operator to push forward into earning a blue CPCS competence card, but more importantly, also proves their skill through CPCS technical tests. This allows them to earn a job working with these machines directly.

Core Telehandler Skills

The most obvious benefit of our CPCS course is understanding more about how to use a telehandler in general, from regular movement in a straight line to the securing procedures for high-lift fork-mounted loads.

Being able to “lift & load” effectively is vital for any telehandler operations in Edinburgh, and proving your skill at even the most basic lift & load scenarios matters. However, our training also covers more complex scenarios, such as uneven-land load techniques and how to create stack loads for things like pallets.

Core Telehandler Knowledge

Alongside mechanical skill, our CPCS theory test also tests operators on their knowledge of their machines – not just how to land, load and retrieve load containers, but also things like knowing the way that suspended loads may impact gravity on even ground.

Knowing how to follow a manufacturer’s requirements, working within the max radius of your telehandler and keeping track of mandatory safety checks are all vital for using these machines correctly. Improved knowledge means better lift & load performance overall.

Health and Safety

Our CPCS course provides reliable knowledge on the health and safety risks of using these machines – from safe fork to the way that you place load containers at ground level in busy working environments in Edinburgh. This training also means understanding how to work within restrictive environments and avoid causing harm to others.

This includes a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test, which is necessary for operators who want to attend this course.

Inspection and Checks

Our training offers formal instruction on how to inspect a telehandler before and after use, as well as the proper checks needed to start up and shut down a telehandler. This can also help trained operators in Edinburgh identify improper fork use, poor shut-down procedures or other problems even when they are not the machine’s current operator.

Rough Terrain Operation

Our CPCS course also dives into using the telehandler on rough terrain – moving in a straight line, identifying uneven land & load risks, and being able to retrieve load containers from surfaces that are not completely flat.

Securing Procedures

We also offer training in being able to place load containers in the right position for fork use, and how to secure them before moving them around construction sites or storage areas. This includes securing methods for heavy suspended loads and how to lift loads that have been secured by other people.

What Might My Telehandler Training Require?

The specifics of the telehandler training course consist of a range of different tasks, such as positioning tests and lift & load practical training. For example, a typical telehandler course includes:

Machine Preparation

Pre-start checks, using PPE, and understanding how to enter and exit the machine correctly.

Setting Up

Communication, identification of land & load involved in a task (i.e. moving suspended loads through an outdoor construction site), hazard assessments, and anything else required in setting up the lift & load tests.

Changing Attachments

Changing of attachments and the safety precautions that need to be taken when working with modular attachment systems.

Travel to Work Areas

Moving around with the telehandler both with and without a load being carried, reaching an indicated point safely and efficiently, and avoiding obstructions (both in a straight line and more complex spaces).

Lift & Load Tests

Positioning the machine correctly to lift, load, secure, unload and release loads smoothly. This can also include placing the load onto the vehicle bed, carrying it to an indicated point, and the specifics of moving suspended loads and fork-mounted loads in different ways.

Simulated Load Handling

Simulated tests such as a simulated concrete pouring exercise, load securing after placement, and correctly stabilising the machine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a telehandler course cost?

The overall cost of a telehandler course can vary heavily based on what you are looking for – talk to our team to learn more if you want an accurate price estimate.

How do I get a CPCS telehandler?

The telehandler course requires successful completion of both a theory test and a practical test. The training itself covers a range of smaller tests, such as the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test and a simulated concrete pouring exercise.

How long does successful completion of telehandler training courses take?

A CPCS telehandler course typically takes four days, although it can be as low as one day, depending on your past experience. Existing operators who are taking the course as a refresher often finish their training much faster.

For example, if an operator is trying to earn their blue CPCS Competence Card, they may retake training to re-earn their red card if it expires.

The start date may also impact the time taken, as well as things like having to attend in-person practical training if you are doing the theory training remotely. Pre-training tests, such as the environment touchscreen test, may also be required before you can begin the training properly.

What is a 360-degree telehandler?

A 360-degree telehandler is a telehandler and work platform that offers 360-degree rotation, giving it a much larger max radius and reach. This allows its max radius and length to be angled in any direction, provided there are no obstructions.

While this might sound like simply another telehandler with a more versatile max radius, being able to move the crane arm anywhere within that max radius makes the machines far more complex to operate at first.

Can you drive a telehandler without a licence?

Most telehandlers can be driven on roads with only a normal category B car driving license. However, using a telehandler to lift (even if somebody else attaches suspended loads and is supervising your work), requires a valid CPCS license.

Do I need a certificate to drive a telehandler?

A recognised training certificate allows you to operate any conventional telehandler in the course of your day-to-day work.


While a 360 telehandler may allow its max radius to be used in any direction, that max radius is still handled in the same way as a regular telehandler would be. Our Edinburgh CPCS training course enables an operator to use these machines in full confidence of their own abilities.

If you want to know more about the courses we can offer, then get in touch and talk to our team. Our training course options are well-prepared and suitable for both brand-new operators and long-time experts who need to refresh their skills and knowledge.

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Make sure you contact us today for a number of great 360 telehandler training services in Scotland.

Here are some towns we cover near Edinburgh.

Leith, Morningside, Portobello, Colinton, Barking
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