Very Narrow Aisle Trucks

These vehicles can be Man-up or Man-down, the operator only steers the vehicle when it is being used outside the aisle. Inside the aisle the vehicles are either Rail or Wire guided


There are Three categories of Fork Lift Truck, these are:

  • F1 – Rider – Electric Operator Up
  • F2 – Rider – Electric Operator Down


And 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 Truck regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Conversion:  A person who is certificated on one category of Fork Lift 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 Fork Lift 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. 


Very Narrow Aisle
Category(s)                           Course Type        No. of Candidates       Course Length
F1 & F2 Novice 3 5 Days
F1 & F2 Novice 2 4 Days
F1 & F2     Novice 1 3 Days
F1 & F2 Experienced 2 or 3 3 Days
F1 & F2 Experienced 1 2 Days
F1 & F2 Refresher re-test       1, 2 or 3 1 Day
F1 & F2 Conversion to 1, 2 or 3 1 or 2 Days