Drive And Recover A 4WD Vehicle – SISODRV302A

Course Contents – SISODRV302A

Plan for four wheel driving

  • Determine structural and handling differences between a conventional two wheel drive and a four wheel drive vehicle.
  • Identify the purpose and use of front wheel hubs where appropriate, recovery points and mounting features.
  • Identify factors affecting tyre size, fitment, rating, and pressure.
  • Identify hazards associated with incorrect use of vehicle features or equipment.
  • Select equipment and check working condition according to manufacturer’s recommendations andorganisational policies and procedures.
  • Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and determine activity plan.
  • Determine food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.

Perform pre-departure checks.

  • Perform routine pre-departure checks and take action to correct any deficiency.
  • Apply safe vehicle loading practices and secure personal items according to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Advise passengers of safety precautions to be taken when traversing rough terrain according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

Drive in a variety of terrain types.

  • Survey track to identify hazards, asses risk and select routes that minimise damage to the environment.
  • Apply smooth accelerator control strategies over a range of terrain types.
  • Apply recommended braking techniques for hard top surfaces and off road conditions.
  • Identify situations where the engagement of four wheel drive is required.
  • Engage 4W drive and front hubs or centre differential lock where required.
  • Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique to negotiate a range of terrain types while maintaining control of vehicle at all times.
  • Perform a stop and reverse on a moderate incline.

Recover a vehicle

  • Identify risks associated with vehicle recovery and develop and implement strategies to minimise risks according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Identify recovery points and prepare vehicles for recovery.
  • Apply recommended mounting strategy on the four wheel drive vehicle and use of rated recovery equipment.
  • Apply techniques for joining recovery or snatch strap.
  • Coordinate safe recovery of a four wheel drive vehicle using a single snatch strap.
  • Perform post recovery checks and repairs.
  • Apply techniques for arresting the snatch strap in case of breakage during recovery

Perform maintenance and minor repairs.

  • Access maintenance equipment and conduct routine maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Check, where necessary, brakes and undercarriage after negotiating varying terrain.
  • Demonstrate safe use of a jack to support a four wheel drive vehicle on uneven ground, according to organisational policies and procedure and manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Complete vehicle performance reports and notify designated personnel.

Evaluate four wheel driving activity.

  • Evaluate relevant aspects of the activity.
  • Identify improvements for future four wheel driving activities.
Drive And Recover A 4WD Vehicle – SISODRV302A
Course Information
  • Course Id:SISODRV302A

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