This course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of winching operations for the launch/retrieval of a boat via a slip-way. To realise the possible hazards and health & safety & risk management and assess a suitable method of winching the trailer and boat down/up a slip-way, alleviating the problem of a 4×4 having to operate off the slope of the slip-way.
Who is it for?
Any person launching/retrieving a boat via a slip-way.
What will you get from it?
The course objective is to give the trainee the information required to be able to:
- Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before using a vehicle-mounted winch and associated equipment for launch/retrieval of boat and trailer.
- Recognise and understand safe working practices for winching.
- Prepare for and carry out a winching operation safely, including correct use of associated equipment and snatch blocks.