VR20 - Recovery Appliance Equipment incl. Rotator (heavy vehicle recovery)

Description

VR20 covers recovering heavy commercial vehicles of 7500kg GVM and above using top boom or rotating boom recovery equipment 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. The course will involve the righting of an overturned commercial vehicle.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and safety requirements applicable to the use of recovery appliances equipment

• Risk assessment for a typical working area

• Rotating recovery equipment and the location and function of the controls

• Importance of conforming to the manufacturer’s instructions/recommendations

• Pre-use checks

• Basic layout, operation and safety devices of a typical hydraulic system used on a recovery appliance

• Terms relating to this type of equipment, stability principles and maximum capacities, working load limits and load ratings

• Construction, safety requirements, safety factors, and inspection techniques required for chains, snatch blocks, strops, shackles and winch ropes used in recovery operations

• Hand signals used to direct a winch operator

• The equipment required, calculations, rigging techniques and safety factors when

righting an overturned vehicle

Practical Outcome

• The student will be able to demonstrate the correct and competent use of the controls and equipment

Module/course code
VR20
Module/course name
Recovery Appliance Equipment incl. Rotator (heavy vehicle recovery)
Module/course type
Heavy Recovery
Recommended duration (full course)
21 hours
Combined course?
No
DCPC accreditation
No