VR17 - Lorry Loaders


The recovery of vehicles using a lorry loader crane from road traffic collision (RTC), parking and other situations.


  • Health and safety as it applies to the use of lorry loaders
  • Lorry loader components and control of a lorry loader crane
  • Ancillary equipment used with lorry loaders to recover vehicles
  • Hand signal instructions to direct a lorry loader operator

Practical Skill Instruction

  • Demonstrate the correct use and deployment of all equipment. Preparing, loading, transporting and unloading of the casualty vehicle using a lorry loader.
Module/course code
Module/course name
Lorry Loaders
Module/course type
Duration (full course)
14 hours
Duration (refresher course)
7 hours
Combined course?
DCPC accreditation
DCPC course number
CRS 1116-540
Instructor requirements