VR07 - Advanced Winching (light vehicle recovery)


Advanced winching is required to safely place the casualty vehicle in a position to be loaded onto a recovery vehicle. The safety and theory of operation of winches up to and including 8000 lbs is covered in this module. Instruction in the identification and use of ropes and ancillary equipment relevant to the recovery of light vehicles including the calculations of resistances and loads.


  • Health and safety as it applies to the use of winches
  • Types of winches used in light vehicle recovery
  • Winch theory and calculations
  • Correct use of equipment and methods of winching
  • Hand signal instructions to direct a winch operator

Practical Skill Instruction

  • Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all related equipment, methodology to deal with the casualty vehicle and application of all winch theory.
Module/course code
Module/course name
Advanced Winching (light vehicle recovery)
Module/course type
Light Recovery
Duration (full course)
7 hours
Duration (refresher course)
7 hours
Combined course?
DCPC accreditation
DCPC course number
CRS 9036-540