FWPCOT3326 - Recover four wheel drive vehicle. 

About the unit

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to use recovery equipment to recover four wheel drive vehicles in difficult terrain conditions.

The unit includes the following:

  • Determine the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) and estimate the recovery load on the vehicle using a recognised formula

  • Identify the rating and labelling of recovery gear

  • Identify rated recovery points on a vehicle 

  • Determine the appropriate equipment to be used given the GVM, estimated recovery load and the equipment rating 

  • Determine serviceability of recovery equipment required for task

  • Identify and follow work health and safety procedures, including selection and use of personal protective equipment relevant to recovery operations

  • Identify, assess and take actions to mitigate risks and hazards associated with recovery operations

  • Identify and implement workplace environmental protection procedures associated with recovery operations

  • Identify emergency procedures to follow in the event of accident or incident

  • Locate and survey site to determine recovery strategy and establishment of an exclusion zone

  • Inform appropriate personnel of location of vehicle to be recovered and recovery strategy

  • Establish and maintain communications with appropriate personnel during recovery operation

  • Establish when and by what means to start and stop the recovery 

  • Lay out the kinetic rope/strap prior to recovery

  • Fit the kinetic rope/strap to an approved recovery point/device that is suitably rated for use with the strap

  • Demonstrate the joining of two kinetic ropes and/or straps 

  • Identify where to place dampeners 

  • Perform a safe recovery using the kinetic rope/strap

  • Establish and maintain communications with appropriate personnel during recovery operation

  • Establish when and how to start and stop the recovery

  • Lay out all the equipment to be used, including the dampeners

  • Perform winch recovery using a single line pull

  • Perform winch recovery using a double line pull using a snatch block or pulley ring 

  • Perform winch recovery using a change of direction pull using a snatch block or pulley ring 

  • Use a spade for vehicle recovery

  • Use traction boards for vehicle recovery

  • Clean, carry out operator maintenance, check serviceability and store recovery equipment after use according to manufacturer requirements

  • Record equipment maintenance according to workplace procedures

 

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