Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler Refresher

Ratios and Minimum Training Duration –

3:1:1 – 7 Hours and 30 Minutes

2:1:1 – 6 Hours and 15 Minutes

1:1:1 – 4 Hours and 30 Minutes


By the end of this course, candidates will be able to discuss and demonstrate:

  • Safe and efficient operation of a Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler within the workplace, including their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the risks associated with truck use.
  • Pre-use inspection, appropriate maintenance tasks and reporting processes.
  • Authorisation to operate arrangements.


Classroom and practical training area. Suitable access to an appropriate practical training area must be available. The practical training area must be clearly identified and protected, and should be segregated from normal working activities.


A suitable maintained and legally compliant truck appropriate for the course, with sufficient loads and appropriate practical facilities available for use during training. Session equipment is detailed at the beginning of each session.

Candidate Specification

All candidates should be reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, and be over the minimum age of 16 years (except in ports, where they must be at least 18 years old, unless they are undergoing a suitable course of training and are properly supervised by a competent person). Children under 16 should never operate lift trucks.

Who Should Attend the Course?

The RTITB Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler Training Course Refresher course is designed for those with prior experience of truck operation who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of a Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler.

What Will You Get From The RTITB Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler – Refresher Course

Successful delegates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of a Rough Terrain Telescopic Materials Handler in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions. The course agenda includes:

  • Introduction to the lift truck to be used
  • Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  • Safety code testing
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Written test of operating knowledge