Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)

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VNA Courses

The Novice courses we offer will have candidates who have never even seen a Very Narrow Aisle Truck trained up to be capable of driving and maintaining one, knowing how to properly look after the battery and also how to stack pallets and work in an enclosed workspace. We have 2 options for these courses, In-House and National. We also offer Refresher & Conversion courses

  • Introduction to the VNA training
  • Introduction to the lift truck
  • Manoeuvring the lift truck unladen
  • Manoeuvring the lift truck laden
  • Use of hydraulic controls
  • Drive the lift truck in narrow aisles under automatic guidance
  • Pre-use inspection and records
  • Traction battery care and maintenance
  • Carry out a pre-use inspection
  • Pick up and set down wooden pallets and pallet stacks
  • Pick up and set down loads using the man-up function
  • Pick up and set down loads in industrial racking
  • Development training – all operations
  • Handling awkward loads
  • Lift truck stability
  • Rescue Controls / procedure
  • Associated knowledge examination
  • Practical test of ability to carry out a pre-use check test
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Feedback
  • Course closure


In-House Course (Novice)

Our in house courses can be located at our site in Purfleet but are best at your site for the most accurate training on what they will be using day-to-day.In house courses are designed to have the candidates only certificated on your site meaning they are trained on what they will be using and cannot use this license at any other site.

In House:
Duration: 3 Days
Candidates: Up to 3 (at no extra cost)


National Course (Novice)

Our national courses can be held at any site as this course is designed to have the candidate specially trained in all scenarios while using a VNA truck so that they are available to go to any site and use this truck. This course is ideal for workers who may have to use a VNA truck at several different sites.

National Course:
Accredited Body: RTITB
Duration: 3 Days, Candidates: 1
Duration: 4 Days, Candidates: 2
Duration: 5 Days, Candidates: 3

Refresher Courses:

Refresher courses are primarily for candidates who already have a certificate to prove they have done their novice course. These courses are designed to be done after 3 years in order to recap anything the candidates may have forgot and to remove any bad habits they may have picked up which may be likely to cause an accident.

Courses available: In House or National
Duration: 1 Day
Candidates: Up to 3 (at no extra cost)

Conversion Course:

Conversion courses are for drivers already trained in either Counterbalance or VNA Truck and is simply to train them on the new controls and maneuverability of the VNA Truck compared to the other trucks.

Courses available: In House or National
Duration: 1 Day
Candidates: 1

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