Vehicle Recovery Training IVR




IVR Training, Courses & Modules

There are many reasons to train employees, but quite often employers and training organisations use Health and Safety legislation as a means of getting employees to appreciate & understand the need for training.

Health & Safety legisaltion is a prime reason, as it provides some protection for the employer, when things go wrong. However, it is not the only reason to train, there are many proven benefits of good training carried out by a qualified and experienced instructor, these include:

• The provision of a 'safer' working environment

• Retention of staff & increased productivty

• Retention of customers

• Vehicles and equipment being used correctly and safely, thereby reducing costs.

• Qualified, happier & more content staff with achievable aims & goals


• Assessment & Refresher Courses

Your Company Staff may be already experienced in the workings of their Recovery vehicles and Roadside Safety procedures but lack that all-important certification. Tim Hughes Training Services can provide an assessment programme leading to a qualification without the need for repeating basic IVR training, saving you time and money.

Here at THTS our primary objective is to improve the safety of roadside / recovery technicians across all sectors within the motor industry, and it is our belief that it is morally wrong to send an employee out to do a dangerous job without the correct training.


IVR Training Modules

The IVR Training modules form a joint effort from the Automotive Skills body &The Institute of Vehicle Recovery for their certification and training programme of Recovery Operators. They have now become the accepted industry standard to instruct and train Rescue and Recovery Operators as part of the National Training and Certification Scheme specified by the National Highways Sector Scheme Main-Committee (NHSS 17).


Modules Currently Offered:

1. VR1 Health & Safety Module
2. VR2 Customer Service Skills Module
3. VR3 Roadside Assessment Module
4. VR4 Ancillary Equipment
5. VR5 Underlift Units
6. VR6 Transporters (Light Vehicle Recovery
7. VR7 Advanced Winching (Light Vehicle Recovery)
8. VR8 Handling Motorcycles
9. VR9 Ancillary Equipment (Motorcycle Recovery)
10. VR10 Spectacle Frames (Motorcycle Recovery)
11. VR11 Transporters (Motorcycle Recovery)
12. VR12 Ancillary Equipment (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)
13. VR13 Underlift Units (Heavy vehicle recovery)
14. VR14 Twin Booms (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)
15. VR15 Transporters and Low Loaders (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)
16. VR16 Winching (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)
17. VR17 Lorry Loaders
18. VR18 Air Cushions (Heavy vehicle recovery)
19. VR19 Preservation of Evidence
20. VR20 Rotating Recovery Equipment)
21. VR21 Recovery Incident Manager
22. VR23 Bus and Coach Recovery
24. VR24 Vehicle Inspections & Equipment Checks
25. VR25 RIPV (Rear Impact Protection Vehicle)
26. VR26 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
27. VR28 Multideck Transporter Training
28. VR30 Compound & Yard Supervisor
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VR1 Health & Safety

The VR1 Module deals with all aspects of Health and Safety as it applies to Vehicle Recovery. Operators must now be aware of the latest Health and Safety legislation and accident prevention.

Theory


• Statutory requirements and need for training

• Health & Safety legislation applied to Recovery

• Personal Protective Equipment

• Fire Prevention

• Hazards and risks relating to the work place

• Tools, Storage and Cleaning

• Company resources

• Hazards and Risks relating to:

• (i) The workplace

• (ii) The recovery equipment

• Manual handling


Practical Skill Instruction

• The use of Personal Protective Equipment

• Conduct a risk assessment

• Handling of loads (Manual handling practical)

IVR1

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VR2 Customer Service Skills Module

The VR2 Module deals with the delivery of customer service in an effective and professional manner. The need to develop a positive working relationship with both the customer and colleagues and the need for early recognition of the customer's needs.


Theory

• Statutory requirements and need for training

• Health & Safety legislation applied to Recovery

• Personal Protective Equipment

• Fire Prevention

• Hazards and risks relating to the work place

• Tools, Storage and Cleaning

• Company resources

• Hazards and Risks relating to:

• (i) The workplace

• (ii) The recovery equipment

• Manual handling


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate through role playing the skills learned

IVR2
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VR3 Roadside Assessment

The VR3 Module deals with the Safety at the Roadside, the correct procedure to approach the scene and carrying out a risk assessment prior to recovering or repairing the vehicle.


Theory

• Roles and responsibilities with regards to Safety at the Roadside

• How to approach the scene • Risk assessment prior to Recovery at the Roadside

• Vehicle driver and passenger management and welfare

• Procedures and checks prior to leaving the scene



Practical Skill Instruction


• Demonstrate through role playing the skills learned

IVR3
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VR4 Ancillary Equipment (LIGHT VEHICLE/VAN)

The VR4 Module deals with the use of Ancillary Recovery Equipment to Recover Light Vehicles. Recovery Operators must be aware of the Health and Safety requirements applicable to the use of Ancillary Equipment, the terminology and techniques used in conducting a Light Vehicle Recovery


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Light Vehicle Recovery

• Terminology used - Flat tow, Suspend tow, A frame

• Operating procedures and customer service

• Correct use of equipment and methods of towing

• Legislation requirements for towing


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all related equipment

IVR4

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VR5 Spectacle Frames

The VR5 Module deals with the use of Spectacle Frame Units as part of a routine recovery procedure. The Spectacle Frames variations and the Health and Safety requirements for their use is also covered in this module. Operators will gain the necessary skills and become familiar with the component parts of Spectacle frames to effectively describe and deploy them professionally and in Safety.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Spectacle Frames

• Variations in Spectacle Frames and their performance

• Loading procedures and checks when using Spectacle Frames

• Towing procedures and release of casualty vehicle

• Equipment checks and hazards associated with Spectacle Frame


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate successfully the deployment and use of the equipment, loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle

VR5

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VR6 Transporters (Light Vehicle Recovery)

The VR6 Module deals with the use of Transporters to carry out routine Light Vehicle Recoveries. Operators will be able to identify the different types of transporters and their technical features.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Transporters

• Types of Transporters, their performance and advantages.

• Loading procedures using a Fixed bed transporter

• Loading procedures using a Slide bed transporter

• Equipment checks, hazards loading and unloading the casualty vehicle


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate successfully the deployment and use of the equipment. The loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle

VR6

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VR7 Advanced Winching (Light Vehicle Recovery)

The VR7 Module deals with situations where Advanced Winching is required to safely place the casualty vehicle in a position to be loaded onto a recovery vehicle. The Safety and Theory of operation of winches up to and including 8000 lbs are covered in this module. Instruction in the identification and use of ropes and ancillary equipment relevant to the recovery of Light Vehicles including the calculations of resistances and loads are also part of the module.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of winches

• Types of Winches used in Light Vehicle Recovery

• Winch theory and calculations

• Correct use of equipment and methods of Winching

• Hand signal instructions to direct a winch operator


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all related equipment, methodology to deal with the casualty vehicle and application of all Winch theory.

VR7

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VR8 Handling Motorcycles

The VR8 Module deals with the handling and recovery of Motorcycles. It prepares Recovery Operators in the Safe and Professional handling of Motorcycle recovery to avoid personal injury and damage to the casualty vehicle.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Motorcycle Recovery

• Risk Assessment

• Handling requirements for motorcycles


Practical Skill Instruction

• Handling, Loading and unloading, lifting using a lorry loader

VR8

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VR9 Ancillary Equipment (Motorcycle Recovery)

The VR9 Module deals with the use of Ancillary Equipment to aid in the recovery of motorcycles. In this module Recovery Operators learn about the different types of Ancillary Equipment and the operating procedures used to safely recover motorcycles.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Motorcycle Recovery

• Introduction to the types of equipment used to recover motorcycles

• Using purpose built recovery vehicles

• Using purpose built trailers

• Recovery using wheel cradles


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate successfully the recovery of a motorcycle, loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle

VR9

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VR10 Spectacle Frames (Motorcycle Recovery)

The VR10 Module deals with the use of Spectacle Frames to safely recover motorcycles. In this module, Recovery Operators become familiar with the use of "Spec Lift" vehicles as an aid to recover motorcycles.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Spectacle Frames

• Safety features of "Spec Lift" Recovery Vehicles

• Risk assessment when using a "Spec Lift"


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate successfully the recovery of a motorcycle, loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle using in a "Spec lift" vehicle

VR10

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VR11 Transporters (Motorcycle Recovery)

The VR11 Module deals with the use of Transporters to carry out routine Motorcycle Recovery.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Transporters

• Types of vehicles and their Safety Features

• Operating procedures to recover motorcycles using a Transporter


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate successfully the deployment and use of the equipment, loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle

VR11

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VR12 Ancillary Equipment (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)

The VR12 Module deals with the use of Ancillary Recovery Equipment when recovering Heavy Vehicles.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to Heavy Vehicle Recovery

• Terminology used - Flat tow, Suspend tow, Total lift

• Operating procedures and customer service

• Correct use of Ancillary equipment and methods of towing

• Other types of Ancillary Equipment


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all Ancillary equipment

VR12

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VR13 Underlift Units (Heavy vehicle recovery)

The VR13 Module deals with Underlift Units and all the safety aspects associated with them when carrying out routine recovery procedures.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Underlifts

• Underlift Variations, Features and Performance

• Operating procedures and Equipment Checks

• Loading and unloading procedures using Underlift

• Towing procedures and Hazard analysis


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Stabiliaser legs, Cross Heads fittings, Straps, Chains and tensioners. Loading, transporting and unloading of the Casualty Vehicle.

VR13

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VR14 Twin Booms

The VR14 Module deals with Twin Booms Units and all the safety aspects associated with their use when carrying out routine recovery procedures.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Twin Booms

• Twin Boom Performance Features

• Boom Rigging Procedures and Equipment Checks

• A frames and fittings, loading procedures

• Towing procedures and Hazard analysis


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Front and rear suspend tow, Height precautions. Loading, transporting and unloading of the Casualty Vehicle.

VR14

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VR15 Transporters and Low Loaders (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)

The VR15 Module deals with Transporter/Low Loaders and all the safety aspects associated with their use when carrying out routine recovery procedures.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Transporters/Low Loaders

• Transporters Types and their Performance Features

• Transporters and Casualty Vehicle Safety Checks

• Loading procedures for Fixed bed and Side bed Transporters

• Transporting/Low Loaders Procedures and Hazard analysis


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Height precautions. Loading, transporting/low loaders and unloading of the Casualty Vehicle.

VR15

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VR16 Winching (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)

The VR16 Module deals with situations where Winching is required to safely place the casualty vehicle in a position to be loaded onto a Recovery Vehicle. The Safety and Theory of operation of winches exceeding 8000 lbs are covered in this module. Instruction in the identification and use of ropes and ancillary equipment relevant to the recovery of Heavy Vehicles including the calculations of resistances and loads are also part of the module.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Winches

• Types of Winches used in Heavy Vehicle Recovery

• Ropes and Ancillary Equipment used to Recover Heavy Vehicles

• Theory and Calculations

• Hand signal instructions to direct a Winch operator


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Preparing, winching of the Casualty Heavy Vehicle.

VR16

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VR17 Lorry Loaders

The VR17 Module deals with the Recovery of Vehicles using a Lorry Loader Crane from RTC, Parking and other situations.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the use of Lorry Loaders

• Lorry Loader Components and Control of a Lorry Loader Crane

• Ancillary Equipment used with Lorry Loaders to Recover Vehicles

• Theory of operation, Safety and techniques of operation

• Hand signal instructions to direct a Lorry Loader Operator


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Preparing, Loading, transporting and unloading of the Casualty Vehicle using a Lorry Loader.

VR17

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VR18 Air Cushions (Heavy vehicle recovery)

The VR18 module provides recovery operators with the necessary skills to assess and safely employ Air Cushions in the righting of overturned heavy vehicles. The course is an extension of the VR16 module and operators must have achieved this module before taking VR18. Recovery operators will learn to assess, plan and implement a recovery of the casualty vehicle using Air Cushions and Winching. All practical and theoretical aspects of their safe use in lifting and lowering the vehicle will be tested.


Theory

• Health & Safety applied to the use of Air Cushions

• Identification of the different Types, sizes and construction of Low and High-pressure cushions

• Care and Maintenance of all Air Cushions equipment

• Deployment of Starter Mats and Air Cushions

• Handling of typical high and low pressure air supplies, valve blocks and connecting devices.


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstration of the recovery set-up for an overturned vehicle, correct use and deployment of all related equipment to successfully conduct a recovery of the casualty vehicle.

VR18

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VR19 Preservation of Evidence

Module VR19 instructs recovery operators to properly handle, safely recover, transport and store the casualty vehicle. Preserving all evidence and avoiding cross contamination.


Theory

• Health and Safety as it applies to the recovery of a casualty vehicle

• Identification of potential sources of evidence

• Recognition and avoidance of possible biological hazards whilst preserving them as evidence

• Identification and handling of forensic evidence

• Understanding how to avoid cross contamination

• British law and the criminal system

• Understanding of the laws governing the handling of evidence

• The importance of good communication skills and understanding of the terminology employed -

"Mechanical Preservation", "CSI","Continuity of Evidence", Etc.

• Care and preparation prior to recover the casualty vehicle


Practical Skill Instruction

• Demonstrate proper understanding of what is required from the recovery operator by the police and all other organization at the scene and when recovering and storing the casualty vehicle.

VR19

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VR20 Rotating Recovery Equipment (Heavy Vehicle Recovery)

The VR20 module is a highly specialized course in the use of Rotating Equipment for Heavy Vehicle Recovery. It is only recommended for operators that are fully trained, highly skilled and experienced in Heavy Vehicle Recovery. Given the dangers involved, the knowledge and experience required to safely deploy and use Rotating Recovery Equipment. Inexperienced operators are discouraged from taking this module.

The module covers all aspects of a recovery using Rotating Recovery Equipment and the operator's knowledge and ability to use the equipment are tested throughout the module. Their practical skills and theory knowledge are also continually assessed as certification for this module cannot be gained by assessment only. It is a pre-requirement for all trainees taking this module to have a broad understanding of heavy recovery and all the laws governing the use of the equipment and the vehicles they relate to.


Theory

• Health & Safety at work regulations as applicable to Rotating Recovery Equipment

• Risk assessment for the working area, Pre-use checks and safety techniques when operating the equipment

• LOLER regulations applicable to this equipment

• PUWER regulations applicable to this equipment

• Manual handling regulations for Rotating Equipment

• Working at heights regulations

• Identification of all equipment employed and the location, function and competent use of all controls

• Relevance of conforming to manufacturer's guidelines

• Equipment Inspection techniques and understanding of its limitation and safe working

parametersEquipment Inspection techniques and understanding of its limitation and safe working parameters

• Care and Maintenance of all equipment

Practical Skill Instruction and Assessment

• Practical Risk assessment for a typical working area

• Demonstrate the correct and competent use of all Rotator controls and equipment

• Identify the equipment required and implement the rigging and safety techniques required to right an overturned vehicle

• Winching, lifting and lowering calculations

VR20

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VR21 Recovery Incident Manager

The VR21 module is aimed at identifying and developing key individuals to manage the operations at a major recovery incident. Candidates attending this course would already have a vast experience in the recovery industry, have the ability to assess, plan, lead and coordinate the recovery work at an incident in an efficient, professional and organized manner.

Certification for this module will be gained after rigorous assessment of the candidates abilities, their knowledge and previous experience in all types of recovery situations. The module includes multiple choice paper examinations, practical role playing workshops and assessment of the candidates experience throughout.


Theory

• Definitions of a "Major incident" and a "Major incident Manager"

• Identification of the roles and responsibilities of the attending emergency services

• Risk assessment and record logging at a mayor incident

• Effective Communication with emergency services managers and their teams

• Planning and Recovery for any given mayor incident

• Template and report writing post recovery for a given customer

• Incident manager's duties, responsibilities and limits of authority

• Effectively assess, organize and deploy the recovery equipment required


Practical Skill Assessment

• The module will initially be assessed using recovery scenarios, unless practical alternatives can be found. Candidates must demonstrate their competency to manage and safely accomplish a mayor recovery incident.

VR21

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VR23 Bus and Coach Recovery

This module is aimed at recovery technicians who routinely remove Buses and Coaches in their day to day activities. It also covers the safety aspects relating to the recovery of Buses and Coaches as well as the correct way to attach the recovery vehicle in order to avoid damage to the casualty. This module uses the National Occupational Standards and the Technical Certificate (developed by the IVR and Automotive Skills) as the benchmark for the content of the course.


Theory

• To understand how to identify the Health and Safety requirements when recovering Buses and Coaches

• Identification of the roles and responsibilities of the attending emergency services

• To understand the dangers of air suspension and the hazards presented

• To understand the chassis construction of Buses and Coaches

• To understand the correct loading techniques when using an Underlift

• To understand the correct loading techniques when using a low loader


Learning Objectives

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

• Define the Health and Safety requirements applicable to the use of an Underlift recovery unit

• Outline the dangers relating to air suspension

• Describe the variations in Bus and Coach chassis construction

• Describe the correct loading technique for an Underlift recovery unit

• Describe the correct loading technique for a low loader recovery unit

VR23

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VR24 Inspection Procedures For Recovery vehicles and Ancillary Equipment

This module is provided for those persons involved in the inspection process for Recovery vehicles & ancillary equipment. It provides detailed information on what to look for during the inspection to ensure that the vehicle complies with current legislation is maintained in the correct manner by the recovery operator and is safe to use at the time of the inspection.


Course Aims

• To understand the Health & Safety requirements when inspecting recovery equipment

• To understand the variations in recovery/lifting equipment

• To understand the performance features of recovery vehicles

• To understand how to check the vehicle and equipment prior to its use

• To understand the purpose and function of recovery unit components

• To understand recovery vehicle design & wheelbase requirements on recovery vehicles

• To understand maintenance requirements on recovery vehicles & equipment

• To understand axle loading calculations & design criteria

• To understand the need to have correct audit systems & documentation reports for quality assurance



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VR25 RIPV (Rear Impact Protection Vehicle)

This Course is aimed at recovery technicians who drive & operate RIPV's (Impact Protection Vehicles) for the sole purpose of protecting a Recovery operation.



Course aims


• To understand the Health & Safety requirements when using a Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle (RIPV)

• To understand What Quality Assurance & Sector Schemes are

• To Understand the link between these schemes & an RIPV driver

• To understand What reference documentation is & what applies to the use of this vehicle

• To understand what a Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle is & its function

• To understand the function of a Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle

• To understand how to check the vehicle & equipment prior to its use

• To understand the Role and limitations of a Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle driver

• To understand how to protect the recovery operation in different situations within the road construction site

• To understand how to set up the protection area

• To understand how to communicate with the recovery team

• To understand how to remove the protection area



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VR26 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)


This course is about Roadside/Recovery technicians having a basic understanding of First aid in the workplace, and being able to deal with situations where someone has been injured and requires medical assistance.

Course aims


• The role of the first aider

• The Primary Survey

• Resuscitation (CPR)

• The Secondary Survey

• The Recovery Position

• How to administer first aid to someone who is choking

• How to administer first aid to someone who is bleeding

• How to administer first aid to someone in shock



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VR28 Mulideck Transporter Training


This module is aimed at Operators who use Multiple-Deck Car Transporters to move vehicles in their day-to-day activities.

It covers the loading & transportation of mobile, immobile, salvage & prestigious vehicles.

It also covers the all safety aspects relating to the use of this type of 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.



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VR30 Compound & Yard Supervisor

VR30 aims to ensure companies maintain their 'Duty of care' by training their compound management team to identify good and bad practices of recovery technicians and identify different types of recovery and arcillary equipment to move cars and commercial vehicles.


Course Aims

• To understand what PAS 43 is and and why it is required.

• To understand casualty vehicle types, including electric vehicles and the safety issues involved.

• To understand the means by which a casualty vehicle can be removed and the equipment used.

• To understand the safety requirements when using a Lorry Loader in the compound.

• To understand what the required Banksman signals are.

• To understand the requirements their own site policies and procedures.

• To understand what a 'near miss' is.

• To understand how injuries can occur.

• To understand how to avoid damage to vehicles within the compound.

• To understand why winching resistance calculations are important.

• To understand the issues of visitors within a compound.

• To understand the issues of vehicles required for forensic or Police examination.

• To understand typical documentation required for the correct administration of a vehicle recovery compound.


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