VNA Man Up Refresher


VNA Man Up Refresher Course
ITSSAR Counterbalance Training Littlehampton

Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) lift trucks come in a variety of styles, from ridged body to articulated middle joints. They can be used for stacking loads, stock replenishment and medium and high level order picking. They are only steered by the operator when transferring from one stacking aisle to another. Once in the stacking aisle the trucks are steered automatically (they can be either wire or rail guided). The most common type of vna truck is the “man up”, which means the operator within the cab, goes up in the air with the forks and load, thus making it quicker and easier to deposit or retrieve a load. Other type are VNA steered where the operator steers the truck through the aisles.

VNA Man Up 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 Up 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 Up 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 Up Refresher Course?

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

What other VNA Man Up Courses do you offer?

Duration of these courses:

There are three types of ITSSA Accredited VNA Man Up 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. 2/3 Day Experienced course is for operators with previous accredited training but have not had a refresher for over 3 years.
  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 Up 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 Up Refresher Course Details


By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of battery care (if applicable).
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers manual and instructions and accepted good practice.


  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls/instruments/steering
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Truck stability
  • Components and main truck types
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Operating in restricted areas
  • Emergency controls
  • Operators safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Bulk stacking
  • Safe use of hydraulics

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?