Telehandler Training & Certification (AKA: Zoom Boom) – Class VII
What do we offer? Whether you want telehandler training (forklift class 7 training) and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the telescopic forklift driver training you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.
What are my options for zoom boom/telehandler training?
What’s in the Zoom Boom/Telehandler Training Course?
Our Telehandler safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, principles of stability, safe operations, common hazards, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following general standards for telehandler training requirements:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 APP A
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.451, 452, 454 – Applicable Scaffolding Standard
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.602(c)(2)(v) – Scaffold Platforms
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CAN/CSA-B335-04 – Safety Standard for Lift Trucks
CAN/CSA-B335-94 – Lift Truck Operator Training
CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS
- Encompasses these International Standards
ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 – Low Lift and High Lift Trucks
ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 – Rough Terrain Forklift Lift Trucks
ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-2005 (5.15, 5.16, 8.24)
ANSI A92.5-2006 – Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms
Why do I need zoom boom/telescopic forklift driver training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.
Did You Know?
Common maximum lift capacities for rental telehandlers range from 4,400 to 12,000 pounds. Keep in min