Coordinate Recovery of 4WD Vehicles – SISODRV405A

Course Contents – SISODRV405A

Assess situation.

  • Survey site and identify hazards, assess risk and define danger zones according to operating variables.
  • Select a suitable recovery strategy and apply risk management strategies according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Access rated recovery equipment suitable to selected recovery method and apply strategies to ensure safe use according to organisational policies and procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Apply strategies to reduce environmental impact during recovery.

Use a recovery or snatch strap.

  • Determine specific hazards associated with use of recovery or snatch straps.
  • Identify recovery points and prepare vehicle for recovery.
  • Coordinate recovery of a vehicle on a steep incline using recovery or snatch straps.
  • Complete post-recovery vehicle and equipment checks.

Use a winch to recover a four wheel drive vehicle.

  • Identify specific hazards associated with winch recoveries.
  • Prepare vehicles for a winch recovery after identification of recovery points.
  • Establish safe ground anchor points in different terrain conditions.
  • Use pulley blocks to give a mechanical advantage and change the direction of the winch.
  • Use a tree trunk protector when using a tree as an anchor point.
  • Operate winch to recover vehicle.

Use jacks to prepare vehicle for recovery.

  • Identify specific hazards associated with the use of jacks.
  • Demonstrate safe positioning of jacks..
  • Apply safe operating procedures when using a jack to lift a vehicle according to organisational policies and procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.

Maintain vehicle recovery equipment.

  • Apply maintenance procedures for recovery equipment.
  • Document equipment and vehicle maintenance according to organisational policies and procedures.

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