Multipurpose tool carriers
A multipurpose tool carrier (MPTC) is a powered mobile plant fitted with a fixed or slewing superstructure with a boom. It is designed for moving loads and configured for the temporary attachment of a range of load handling devices including:
- work platforms
- boom or jibs
Within the industry sector MPTCs are often referred to as Manitou, tele-handler or telescopic handler.
All operators must be competent in handling MPTCs and have received training by a competent person. In some circumstances the operation of MPTCs may require a High Risk Work Licence (refer to table and image below).