VNA Man Down Refresher

ITSSAR ACCREDITED VNA Man Down Refresher Course

VNA Man Down Refresher Course
ITSSAR Counterbalance Training Littlehampton

The VNA Man Down Refresher course aims are to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a lift truck. The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction that will allow the operator to drive and operate the lift truck safely and efficiently, stack and de-stack at various levels in a safe and competent manner, carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition, carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures.

VNA Man Down Refresher Course is ITSSAR  Accredited and available to businesses and individuals across West Sussex and East Sussex to include Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Hove, Brighton, Portsmouth and all surrounding area’s. If you are not sure if we cover your area please call us or use our contact form page as a member of the team are always happy to assist you.


It’s a well known fact that there are companies out there which offer VNA Man Down Refresher courses on a pay monthly cost, this involves signing up for finance and usually incurs a very high interest rate and in some cases a deposit.

Normally these companies do not train their pupils direct and ultimately request quotes from companies like us. At Luft Training Services our VAN Man Down Refresher course costs are both competitive and low so you can afford to go direct.


How old do I need to be to take the VNA Man Down Refresher Course?

The current minimum age to take the VNA Man Down Refresher Course is 16 years old.

What other VNA Man Up Courses do you offer?

Duration of these courses:

There are three other types of ITSSA Accredited VNA Man Down courses held,

  1. One Day refresher course is only for operators who have had previous training on the equipment and need to renew their certificate.
  2. 1 Day Conversion course is for operators with accredited training on another type of forklift truck.
  3. 3/5 Day novice course is for operators who have had no accredited training previously.

What certificate will I get if I pass my test?

Each successful operator will receive an A4 size certificate from Luft Training Services on the day and a credit size photo I.D card which will be ITSSAR Registered.

Why undergo the VNA Man Down Refresher Course?

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) states; “Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken. Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods.

Can you offer onsite training?

Luft Training Services can offer Reach or Counterbalance FLT training and Mechanical Lifting Equipment (pallet and pedestrian trucks) and many more on your site, the site must meet the minimum site requirements for training, contact us to arrange a pre site visit. Companies with more than 1 or 2 delegates may find this better suits there business needs.

VNA Man Down Refresher Course Details

Course Theory Content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 and LOLER 98.
  • Operators safety code
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Pre-use checks
  • Stacking and destacking in open areas and the confines of a very narrow aisle and knowledge of abseil requirements
  • Lorry loading and unloading
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls

Manoeuvring in open and confined areas including entry and aisle safety procedures.

  • Stacking at different heights
  • Destacking with laden and unladen pallets
  • Theory & practical assessment

Final administration and candidate feedback

Course Requirements:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • High visibility jacket or vest
  • Protective boots* with good grip and protective guarding on the front vamp and instep (complying with EN 345-2)
  • We also recommend you dress appropriately for weather conditions.

Not sure which course fits your personal or business needs?