The greatest potential hazard faced by the winch operator or crew is the very fact that such operations take place under some pressure.   The vehicle is stuck; ground and possibly weather conditions are not the most favourable, thereby compromising concentration.   A definite procedure must be followed to maintain safety margins.

Prior to winching:

Once satisfied with the rigging, inspect the path over which the vehicle will be winched.

Further checks:

Winching Procedure:

  Environmental Notes:

NB  When fitting a towing bracket, it is far safer to go for overkill than to skimp and save on time, equipment and money – by skimping you could endanger your own and other peoples’ lives and possibly lose your vehicle into the bargain.

Last Modified : 09/02/2006 06:58