Cumberland Perry received a Sany1056A class 7 telehandler this winter.  This heavy piece of equipment worth $115,000 was purchased through an equipment grant for the Masonry program.  It includes over $8,000 in safety upgrades such as enclosed cab, LED and strobe lighting, backup camera display, computerized digital display, and heating/AC in the cab. 

CPAVTS has two certified instructors capable to teach the class 7 certification that will be offered to masonry and welding seniors.  However, students must meet the age requirement of 17.  They will receive the actual certification when they turn 18, per OSHA standards.  This certification is highly desired by mason contractors, as anyone certified will be able to operate any manufactured telehandler make and model.  This essential piece of equipment is used to supply needed materials to job sites, move heavy materials, lift steel off of trucks, and stock scaffolds at the job site. 

During this course, students will be able to identify all the powered industrial truck classifications, learn all safety agency standards, safety alert symbols, the tele handler operating requirements, the components and controls, stability factors, weight capacity charts, inspection and operation of a telehandler, and using a joystick to freight. 

Students who want this certification have their work cut out for them!  They will need to study the Operator Training Program Manual, complete the assessment, and also score 100% accuracy on the test.  The class 7 telehandler certification will be good for 3 years until recertification is required.  CPAVTS is excited to provide this essential career certification to its students.