VR13 - Underlift Units (heavy vehicle recovery)


VR13 covers using underlift recovery units when carrying out routine removal procedures on commercial vehicles between 3500kg and 44000kg GVM. This module also covers the safety requirements associated with the use of underlift recovery units.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and safety requirements applicable to the use of heavy vehicle underlift recovery units

• Variations and performance features of underlift recovery units

• Equipment and vehicle checks associated with underlift recovery units

• Purpose and function of cross heads and fittings

• Loading and unloading procedure of a heavy underlift recovery unit

• Fitting the correct air lines (where required) to the casualty

• Towing procedure and potential hazards

Practical Outcome

• The student will be able to demonstrate how to deploy heavy underlift equipment, how to lift the casualty safely and secure it, the ‘preparation to tow’ requirements (inc. the fitting of air lines) and the correct unloading procedures 7

Module/course type
Heavy Recovery
Recommended duration (full course)
14 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number
CRS 16504/540