VR17 - Lorry Loader Cranes in Vehicle Recovery


VR17 is about using lorry loader recovery units when carrying out routine removal procedures from road traffic collisions, parking and other situations, on cars, car derived vans and light commercial vehicles up to 3500kg GVM. This module also covers the safety requirements associated with the use of lorry loader recovery units.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and safety requirements applicable to the use of lorry loaders

• Components and controls of a lorry loader (recovery unit)

• Lorry loader ratings

• Safety precautions when operating a lorry loader

• Ancillary equipment used in conjunction with a lorry loader for vehicle recovery

• Pre-operational checks on lorry loader recovery vehicles

• Positioning considerations and techniques for lorry loader recovery vehicles

• Webbing strops and slings, chains and wire rope slings

• Lifting techniques used in recovery situations

• Banksman signals in recovery situations

Practical Outcome

• The student will be able to demonstrate, how to, safely, prepare the equipment, operate the equipment accurately under their own control and under the control of a Banksman 9

Module/course type
Recommended duration (full course)
14 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number
CRS 1116-540