What is the Telehandler Gold Training Program?
The Telehandler Gold Card Training Program is the industry-standard training course developed by the (EWPA) with the assistance of YG Lifting Solutions. Initially working with the Telehandler Association of Australia (TSHA) YG Lifting Solutions helped to develop and roll out the training. Participants of this certified training course receive their telehandler ticket.
The Telehandler Gold Card Training Program provides training and assessment for both experienced and novice operators, like its Yellow Card sister program in the Elevated Work Platform industry.
YG Lifting Solutions are experts in the telehandler industry with over 70 years of industry experience. They were involved in the original rollout of this mandatory training and were responsible for training the trainers throughout Australia. YG Lifting Solutions are TSHA (Telescopic Handler Association of Australia) accredited trainers and leading issuers of accredited telehandler tickets.
Who needs a Telehandler Gold Card Ticket (Licence)?
Anyone operating a non-slewing telehandler in NSW is required to meet Work Cover requirements. This includes Duty of Care training in the safe operation of a Telehandler. Therefore, Telehandler Gold Card Training provides the telehandler operator with the skills and knowledge required to operate the telehandler safely with different telehandler attachment combinations.
For instance, the Telehandler Gold Card will allow you to operate any capacity Telehandler with Pallet Forks. In addition, it allows you to operate a Telehandler using a jib with a maximum lifting capacity of 3 tonnes. If you wish to use a jib which lifts over 3 tonnes you will need a CN Ticket (Non-Slewing Crane Ticket) as well as a Telehandler Ticket.
However, be aware that there are different Telehandler Operator requirements in each state. Click here to view the latest official requirements as outlined by the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia.
Is it a legal requirement to undertake training?
Yes, you will meet your two key objectives of the OH&S acts by completing the nationally accredited Telehandler Gold Card training, those being:
- It confirms that the operator of the telehandler has been trained in the safe use of the machine.
- The employer and user both have documentary evidence that the required ‘duty of care’ has been met or exceeded.
Get covered and get your Telehandler Gold Card Ticket today!
What’s covered in the Telehandler Training?
The course is a one full day training program. It includes approximately 3 hours of theory, with a 35-minute video presentation and assessment. Largely focused on practical demonstration training for telehandler operators, this training includes attachments. After that a one on one training and practical assessment. You will be given processes and procedures throughout the day to help you drive any Telehandler you come across.
You’ll come out of the training with the confidence that you are covered to safely operate a telehandler.
Where can you get a Ticket?
YG Lifting Solutions are expert trainers in Telehandler Gold Card Tickets. They run courses every Monday in Sydney at Smeaton Grange. Located 10 minutes from Campbelltown. Alternatively, our trainers can visit your site and train a group anywhere in NSW.
You will be issued with your Telehandler Gold Card once you have been deemed competent in the safe use and operation of a telehandler. Additionally, you will have successfully completed the assessment tasks as set out by the accredited trainers.
Telehandler Gold Cards are known by various names. For instance, Telehandler Licence, Telehandler Ticket, Telehandler Certificate, Manitou Licence or Manitou Ticket.
When do you need to renew a Telehandler Gold Card Licence?
Telehandler Gold Card tickets are valid for 5 years therefore need to be renewed after this time.
The certified Gold Card has photo identification and is registered with the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia. If you use a different telehandler or attachments to those which were originally used to obtain your licence, you may require additional training.
In conclusion, CONTACT US if you are unsure whether your Telehandler Gold Card Ticket is current. Similarly, if you have any other questions about telehandler tickets or training our expert staff can assist.