IVR reports another busy and productive 12 months

In March the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) once again hosted an excellent weekend which included the Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner.

The popularity of the event has seen it grow over the years and 2017 saw it extend over three full days. On the Thursday a Trainer’s Workshop was attended by over 30 trainers and on Friday an IVR Council meeting was followed by a Business Forum which included representatives from AVRO, RRRA, RISC and SURVIVE.

The Saturday AGM, which was attended by IVR members only, heard the Chairman’s Report from Chris Hoare FIVR. The report gave an overview of the last 12 months including the collaboration and planning between the IVR, Highways England (HE) and SURVIVE to facilitate a demonstration of various scenarios relating to recoveries from Emergency Refuge Areas (ERA) on All Lane Running and Smart motorways. The event formed part of the government’s commitment to address issues raised by the recent Transport Select Committee’s (TSC) review into All Lane Running (ALR) Smart motorways and the film, which is currently being edited and will include footage of live recoveries on the M25, will be shown at a presentation to the TSC.

In the evening the Gala Dinner continues to be an enjoyable annual event and a good time was had by all, along with the Tow Show it has become one of the social highlights of the recovery industry’s calendar.

IVR Chairman Chris Hoare

IVR Chairman Chris Hoare FIVR