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Guidance on the Safe Use of Telehandlers

Guidance on the Safe Use of Telehandlers

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This guidance has been prepared by a Working Group representing all parts of theindustry, including the Health and Safety Executive to provide clarity on the safe use oftelehandlers; including planning, role of personnel, training and familiarization ofpersonnel, safe use, maintenance, inspection and thorough examination. The guidanceis straightforward, comprehensive and easy to adopt.
This guidance has been prepared by a Working Group representing all parts of theindustry, including the Health and Safety Executive to provide clarity on the safe use oftelehandlers; including planning, role of personnel, training and familiarization ofpersonnel, safe use, maintenance, inspection and thorough examination. The guidanceis straightforward, comprehensive and easy to adopt.

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Safe Use of TelehandlersIn Construction
Strategic Forum for ConstructionPlant Safety Group
 
Safe Use of Telehandlers in Construction
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February 2011
Safe Use of TelehandlersIn Construction
Strategic Forum for ConstructionBest Practice Guide
 
Working in Partnership
 
Reference No. CPA 1101First Published: February 2011Published by:Construction Plant-hire Association27/28 Newbury StLondonEC1A 7HUTelephone: 020 7796 3366Email:enquiries@cpa.uk.net © CPA Copyright – February 2011
 
Safe Use of Telehandlers in Construction
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February 2011
Contents
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Foreword …………………………………………………………………… 41. Introduction and Summary………………………………………………… 52. Definitions …………….……………………………………………………. 93. Planning ……………………………………………………………………. 144. Telehandler Principles ......................................................................... 175. Types of Telehandler and Attachments ………………………………… 256. Selection of Telehandlers and Attachments ........................................ 287. Provision of Information .………………………………………………….. 308. Planning, Supervisory and Operating Personnel ……………………... 329. Familiarisation …………………………………………………………....... 3710. Safe Use of Telehandlers ………...……………………………………... 3811. Review and Monitoring of the Safe Use of Telehandlers…………….. 4912. Maintenance and Inspection ……………………………………………... 5413. Thorough Examination ………………………………………………….... 58Annex AExample Risk Assessment and Method Statement for Non -suspended Loads .......................................................................59Annex BPlanning of the Lifting of Suspended Loads ..............................61Annex CExample of a Method Statement for Lifting Suspended Loadswith a Telehandler......................................................................69Annex D Example of a Lifting Schedule ................................................... 77Annex E Example of a Checklist for Familiarisation.................................. 78Annex F Example of Daily (pre-use) Checks ……………………………… 79Annex G Further Information and Guidance .……………………………… 82Annex H Topic Index ................................................................................ 85Annex I Working Group Membership ……………………………………… 86
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Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this booklet, no liability is accepted by the Construction Plant-hire Association in respect of the information given.No material from this booklet may be reproduced in any shape or form without the permission of the Construction Plant- hire Association.

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