CRS9036/540 - Advanced Winching Techniques


 Covers recovering vehicles from situations where a winch is required to place the casualty in a position from where it can be removed. It also covers the safety requirements of using a winch.

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

  • Define the health and safety requirements applicable to the use of a recovery winch unit
  • Describe the variations in winch construction
  • Describe winch theory
  • Describe the types of winch rope used in vehicle recovery and 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 and determine the winch power required for a given situation
  • 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 winch a casualty using a 2:1 pull through 90°
  • Demonstrate the hand signals used to direct a winch operator

Subject Areas

  • The student will be able to demonstrate, the correct methods of calculating the loads, equipment requirements and lay-up of the equipment for a given recovery situation
Module/course type
Recommended duration (full course)
7 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number
Linked to VR07 and VR16