Multi-directional Trucks


There are now three categories of Multi-directional forklift trucks andthese are:            

  • M1 - Rider - Electric & I.C.E - Multi-directional Counterbalance
  • M2 - Rider - Electric & I.C.E - Multi-directional Side Loader
  • M3 - Rider - Electric & I.C.E - Multi-directional Reach

There are four types of courses available these are:-

  • Novice Operator:  A person with little or no experience of driving a fork lift truck 
  • Experienced Operator:  A person who uses the fork lift regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Conversion:  A person who is certificated on one category of truck but needs to drive a different category. (An Operator cannot convert from a pedestrian operated truck to a rider operated truck)
  • Refresher Re-test:  A person who holds a certificate to operate the truck but needs their skills updating in accordance with HSE guidelines



The course lengths below show the minimum time it will take to become a competent operator - course lengths may vary from those shown depending on the skill levels and competence of the operator.

Rider Operated Truck
Category(s)           Course Type                No. of Candidates          Course Length
M1, M2 & M3 Novice 3 5 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Novice 2 4 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Novice 1 3 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Experienced 2 or 3 3 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Experienced 1 2 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Refresher re-test 1, 2 or 3 1 Day
M1, M2 & M3 Conversion to 2 or 3 2 Days
M1, M2 & M3 Conversion to 1 1 Days

Multi Directional Lift Trucks Course Syllabus (22kb)