Vehicle Recovery Training IVR

Our courses cover the fundamental understanding of how to:

• Operate 4x4 vehicles and equipment in difficult conditions

• Prepare 4x4 vehicles and equipment for required tasks

• Carry out daily and routine maintenance

• Work with Health & Safety at Work Act (HSWA), Lifting Opertations Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation (PUWER)

Tim Hughes Training Services ensures that all trainees leave each course with the ability to make sound judgment when it comes to risk management and risk assessment decisions on-site and under pressure.

Who will benefit from these courses:

• Local Authority/Council field operators/Rangers/Wardens/Custodians

• MOD personnel

• Government agencies

• Power and utility companies

• Telecomunication companies

• Recreational / hobby Off road 4x4 users

• Forestry Commission

This training course is aimed at operators who use Winches to recover casualty vehicles from difficult accident or off road situations. It provides extensive of knowledge in the more complex winching operations, enabling students to carry out a complex winching operation.

It covers the recovery of casualty vehicles of all sizes & weights from portable winches used in forestry commission/ deer carcass removal through to HGV/LGV vehicles. All Heath & Safety aspects are covered relating to the use of this type of equipment.

The course training covers extensively Winch & Winching theory, Winching Resistance calculations, Snatch blocks, Shackles, Chains, Strops, Straps, Winch cables both steel & Dyneema type & other ancillary equipment. This module uses the National Occupational Standards and the Technical Certificate (developed by the IVR & Automotive Skills) as the benchmark for the content of the course.

Course Aims:

• To understand how to identify the Health & Safety requirements when using a recovery winches

• To understand the variations in winch construction

• To understand winch theory

• To understand the types of winch ropes used for vehicle recovery

• To understand the purpose & function of the ancillary equipment used with recovery winches

• To understand what the resistances to winching are and how to calculate the effects of them

• To understand how to change the direction of pull on a winch rope correctly

• To understand how the position of the casualty affects the winching operation

• To understand how to right an overturned vehicle

• To understand banksman hand signals used to direct a winch operator

• To work out how to 'Rig' a recovery scenario working out Estimated Pull (E-P's) keeping all cables & equipment within the Safe Working Loads (SWL).

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

• Define the Health & Safety requirements applicable to the use of the winch unit

• Describe the variations in winch construction, type & application

• Describe winch theory

• Describe the types of winch rope used in recovery & the inspection and maintenance regimes used for them

• Demonstrate how to use the different types of ancillary equipment used in winching operations

• Calculate resistances to winching

• Demonstrate how to change the direction of pull on a winch rope

• Describe how the position of the casualty may affect the winching operation

• Demonstrate how to right an overturned vehicle (if course type requires)

• Demonstrate how to winch a vehicle from an ‘off road’ situation

• Demonstrate the hand signals used to direct a winch operator & winch a casualty under the direction of a banksman



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