VR07 - Advanced Winching


VR07 is about recovering light 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.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and safety requirements applicable to the use of winches on light vehicle

recovery units

• Types of winch used in light vehicle recovery

• Outline winch theory

• Types of winch ropes used in light vehicle recovery

• Ancillary equipment used when winching

• Winching resistances and calculations

• Methods used in increasing line pull/changing line direction

• Effects of the casualty position or attitude on the winching operation

• Methods used to right an overturned light vehicle

• Hand signals used to direct a winch operator

Practical Outcome

• The student will be able to demonstrate that they can calculate the effort required and prepare the site, casualty and equipment required to winch a  vehicle from a given situation, “using a change of direction for mechanical advantage 5

Module/course type
Light Recovery
Recommended duration (full course)
7 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number
CRS 9036-540