VR30 - Compound Supervisor (Vehicle Recovery)


To ensure companies maintain their ‘Duty of Care’ by training their compound management team to identify good and bad practices of recovery technicians and identify different types of recovery and ancillary equipment to move cars and commercial vehicles. Also, covers the management of vehicles required for police or forensic examination.

Course aims, to understand:

  • How to identify the health and safety requirements when using ancillary recovery equipment
  • What PAS 43 is and why it is required
  • Casualty vehicle types, including electric vehicles and the safety issues involved
  • The means by which a casualty vehicle can be removed and the equipment used
  • The safety requirements when using a lorry loader in the compound
  • What the required Banksman signals are
  • The requirements of their own site policies and procedures
  • What a ‘near miss' is
  • How injuries can occur
  • How to avoid damage to vehicles within the compound
  • Why winching resistance calculations are important
  • The issues of visitors within a compound
  • The issues of vehicles required for forensic or police examination
  • Typical documentation required for the correct administration of a vehicle recovery compound
Module/course code
Module/course name
Compound Supervisor (Vehicle Recovery)
Module/course type
Duration (full course)
14 hours
Duration (refresher course)
14 hours
Combined course?
DCPC accreditation