Intermediate Winching and Recovery Course
Due to individual concerns of the Driver Training Unit (DTU), a consensus has been reached that, as volunteer instructors, the DTU is unwilling to risk instructors’ health by being in close proximity to unvaccinated students. The DTU is therefore unable to offer training to anyone who has not been double vaccinated.
This course is designed to introduce more advanced techniques for recovery in a safe environment for those who have completed their basic driving and basic winching and recovery courses. Participants will get the opportunity to use their winch and recovery equipment in technical situations and on steep terrain overseen and instructed by members of the driver training team. The course is designed teach techniques using winching and recovery equipment in real world exercises including single and double line pulls, vehicle lowering, redirections and securing a vehicle. The course is intended to be a shared learning experience and is targeted for those who have invested in the correct recovery equipment and vehicle preparation and who want to gain the skills and confidence to use the gear safely. The shared learning experience will extend to observers attending on the day. Essential Requirements include: Completion of Basic Driver Training and Basic Recovery and Winching Courses, Vehicle equipped with an electric winch in full working order, Full recovery kit and any additional equipment you would like inspected or trialled, Good battery condition and reliable electrical connections to winch, Rated recovery points (for double line pulls and if you need to be recovered), Sturdy clothing including gloves, appropriate footwear, warm clothing etc. The course content includes a refresher for those who have not used their gear for a while and inspection of all recovery gear. Small groups will work together to recover all the vehicles working in three separate exercises. There will be an opportunity to move between exercises over the two days. *Note – 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*