The Telescopic Handler Association of Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the TSHA Good Practice Guide.
Telehandlers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment used in the construction, mining, logistics and agricultural industries. The very versatility that makes them so useful also provides challenges for training and licencing requirements, which the TSHA have addressed through their Gold Card training program and comprehensive guidance for industry.
TSHA work on Australia-specific guidance
These guidelines outline the safe work practices on how to use and maintain telehandlers safely and help duty-holders meet their legal obligations. It is relevant for telehandler operators, plus also the supervisors, site management, principal contractors and site owners.
The guidance document includes directions to transport, load and unload telehandlers, use the telehandler for stacking and load lifting applications, handling suspended loads and using different attachments.
It also includes detailed information for maintenance and inspection activities, including sample checklists to select and inspect a telehandler.
The guide also covers operator training requirements and familiarisation.
The TSHA has created these guidelines to share the current state of knowledge on the safe design, use and maintenance of telehandlers.
For more information or to view the TSHA Good Practice Guide visit the TSHA website.