VR25 - Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle (In road construction sites)


For recovery technicians who drive and operate impact protection vehicles in road construction sites for the sole purpose of protecting a recovery operation. It covers the removal of any casualties where a Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle (RIPV) is required and the safety aspects relating to the use of this type of equipment and an awareness of traffic management systems within road construction sites.

Course aims

  • To understand the health and safety requirements when using a RIPV
  • To understand what quality assurance and sector schemes are
  • Understand the link between these schemes and an RIPV driver
  • To understand reference documentation and what applies to the use of this vehicle
  • To understand what a RIPV is and its function
  • To understand how to check the vehicle and equipment prior to its use
  • To understand the role and limitations of a RIPV drive
  • To understand how to protect the recovery operation in different situations within the road construction site
  • To understand how to set up the protection area
  • To understand how to communicate with the recovery team
  • To understand how to remove the protection area
Module/course code
Module/course name
Recovery Impact Protection Vehicle (In road construction sites)
Module/course type
Duration (full course)
7 hours
Duration (refresher course)
7 hours
Combined course?
DCPC accreditation