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Basic Winching and Recovery Course

Basic Winching and Recovery Course

This course is designed to assist in understanding your winch and how to use it. You will get the opportunity to use your winch taking in recovery techniques at the same time in a secure environment. This course has proven to be very popular giving our members the important background knowledge to use their winches and recovery gear in a safe and efficient way. This practical hands-on course is designed for club members to set up and use their winch and all their recovery gear in a real but safe and supervised environment. Many club members have winches but how many have used them for real?

Requirements include

Basic driver training, vehicle with electric winch that is in full working order, full recovery kit and any other equipment you would like to have inspected or trial. Practical Layout and Examination of all recovery Gear. Marking of winch cable.  Set up and use of a single line pull. Set up and use of a double line pull. Correct use of hand signals. Re-stowing the cable onto the drum The course content includes a short theory session, followed by students recovering their vehicles working in pairs using their own gear and a variety of techniques. Driver trainers oversee and advise club members on set up. Safety is strictly maintained.

Note 1: This course is being held on the same weekend as the intermediate course. Participants in this course will not be eligible to undertake the intermediate course on the same weekend but are invited to observe once they have completed their own instruction

Note 2: Course nomination is essential however observers who want to learn the techniques are more than welcome however will not be involved in the live exercises


Activity Status : Approved

Activity Type : Training

Trip Leader : Bronwyn Squire, Peter Butterfield

Activity Grade : Grade 3

Date From : 15/05/2020

Date to : 16/05/2020

Start Time : 6:00 pm

Assembly Location : Bredbo Pizzeria, Monaro Highway, Bredbo NSW, Australia

Your membership will be expired before this trip is due to proceed. Click to renew membership


The club provides two levels of membership

full member           family member

To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver's licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.

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