Advanced 4WD Driver and Recovery Training
This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a 4x4 vehicle safely and in an environmentally sensitive manner in a range of more extreme conditions. This may be as a single operator and having to conduct self recovery using a winch or as a convoy of vehicles and operators. Suitable for all 4wd’s capable of low range, fitted with a winch or carrying a hand winch.
The Advanced 4WD course builds on your knowledge & skills and includes terrain with a greater degree of difficulty and hence an emphasis on advanced recovery techniques.
Subjects covered include, steep inclines and declines, deep water crossings, safe operation of power winches and other recovery equipment. This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform complex 4x4 operations including operation over rugged terrain and water crossings.
RTO ID No: 90547
Duration: - 2 day
Mode of delivery: Face to Face
Includes: Fully comprehensive "Getabout Training 4WD Guide Book", which contains Basic to Advanced 4WD driving techniques & information.
This Course provides Nationally Recognised Training in the following Units of Competency.
SISODRV404A (formerly SRODRV002B) Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain
SISODRV405A (formerly SRODRV003B) Coordinate Recovery of a 4WD vehicles
FPIFGM3208B Perform complex 4x4 operations.
Students who wish to participate in this course are advised that as a prerequisite they need to demonstrate competence in SISODRV302A; FPICOT3259 or equivalent.
Day 1 | SISODRV404A | Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain:
- Plan the four wheel driving activity.
- Determine contextual issues impacting on the activity according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
- Access relevant sources to identify and interpret weather and environmental information.
- Determine food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.
- Access required equipment and check serviceability according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
- Drive a four wheel drive vehicle in difficult terrain.
- 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
- Engage front free wheel hubs where appropriate.
- Survey track to identify hazards and risks, and select the best route to minimise damage to the environment.
- Advise passengers of any special safety precautions to be taken when traversing difficult terrain.
- Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique to negotiate a range of difficult terrain types while maintaining control of vehicle at all times.
- Perform a safe stop and forward or reverse start on a steep incline where required.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of handbrake.
- Apply risk management procedures relating to blind corners and oncoming traffic according to organisational policies and procedures.
- Perform maintenance
- Access maintenance equipment and conduct routine and minor repairs on four wheel drive vehicles. Maintenance and repair tasks.
- Check, where necessary, brakes and undercarriage after negotiating difficult terrain.
- Use a jack to support a four wheel drive vehicle on uneven ground, according to organisational policies and procedure and manufacturer's specifications.
- Perform wheel removal and or replacement.
- Complete vehicle performance reports and notify designated personnel.
Day 2 | SISODRV405A | Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles
- 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.
Students who wish to participate in this course are advised that as a prerequisite they need to demonstrate competence in: