CRS9036/540 - Advanced Winching Techniques

Description

By the end of the course the student will be able to;

  • Define the health and safety requirements applicable to the use of a recovery winch unit
  • Describe the variations in winch construction
  • Describe winch theory
  • Describe the types of winch rope used in vehicle recovery and the inspection and maintenance regimes used for them
  • Demonstrate how to use the different types of ancillary equipment used in winching operations
  • Calculate resistances to winching and determine the winch power required for a given situation
  • Demonstrate how to change the direction of pull on a winch rope
  • Describe how the position of the casualty may affect the winching operation
  • Demonstrate how to winch a casualty using a 2:1 pull through 90°
  • Demonstrate the hand signals used to direct a winch operator

Subject Areas

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls)
Module/course code
Module/course name
Advanced Winching Techniques
Module/course type
DCPC
Duration (full course)
7 hours
Duration (refresher course)
0 sec
Combined course?
Yes
DCPC accreditation
Yes
DCPC course number
Linked to VR07 and VR16
Instructor requirements