Vehicle Recovery Training IVR




Recovery Incident Manager (VR21)


This module is about providing the student with the knowledge required to manage recovery incidents of all types, from minor, requiring the presence of an Incident Manager, to a Major Incident requiring the integration with other Emergency Services, to communicate effectively with the emergency services and ensure that the Health & Safety of everyone in or around the scene is maintained.

Recovery Incident Managers require a good knowledge of Health & Safety, including the principles of ‘Risk Assessment’. There will be an element of documentation completion, which requires a reasonable level of Numeracy &Literacy skills.

Before attending the course candidates should ‘brush up’ on their skills in calculating winch resistances as this is a key element of writing the Risk Assessment & Method statement for their final assessment. In addition candidates must hold the ‘Core Module’ certificate of the National Training Scheme.


The mobilisation of the Emergency & Supporting services.

• Implementing special arrangements by one or more emergency services.

• The Rescue & Transportation of a large number of Human casualties.

• The Rescue & Recovery of multiple vehicles.

• Utilising the combined resources of the Emergency Services & Local Authorities.

• Police, Fire Brigade, Local Authorities, Recovery Team, Highways Agency.

• Company Control Centres, Environment Agency, DVSA & Operational Staff at scene.


To achieve this module the student has to:

• Define the term ‘Major Incident’.

• Define the term ‘Major Incident Manager’.

• Define the communication lines appropriate to a major incident recovery situation.

• Carry out a risk assessment & record the findings for a given major incident .

• Write a method statement for a given major incident.

• Identify the roles & responsibilities of the emergency services managers & teams.

• Communicate effectively with emergency services representatives.

• Identify the types of recovery vehicle and equipment required for a given recovery situation.

• Plan and organise the recovery in a given major incident situation.

• Define the ‘post recovery’ operations required for a given recovery situation.

• Produce a template for a ‘post recovery’ report to a customer.






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