Telehandlers (also known as Rough Terrain Telescopic Handlers or Variable Reach
Trucks) make a valuable contribution to the construction process by enabling materials
to be unloaded from delivery vehicles, transported around construction sites and placed
at height (reach). They are versatile machines which can be fitted with a wide range of
attachments such as buckets, skips, work platforms and crane jibs. Unfortunately there
have been a significant number of accidents involving the use of telehandlers, which
have tragically included a number of fatalities.