Unit of competency details

SRODRV003B - Coordinate recovery of a 4WD vehicle using advanced techniques (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 16/Jan/2003

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SISODRV405A - Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehiclesE Updated and equivalent to SRODRV003B Coordinate recovery of a 4WD vehicle using advanced techniques 06/Jun/2011
Supersedes SRODRV003A - Co-ordinate recovery of a 4wd vehicle using advanced techniques 15/Jan/2003

Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  16/Jan/2003 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit has been developed for the Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package.This unit covers the use of a variety of recovery equipment and advanced skill to recover four wheel drive vehicles in difficult terrain conditions.  

Application of the Unit

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 

Element 

Performance Criteria 

1

Operate in a safe manner 

1.1

Apply safe working practices at all times

1.2

Use rated recovery equipment  

1.3

Define danger zones after consideration of operating variables 

2

Operate in an environmentally-friendly manner 

2.1

Determine potential environmental impact of recovery

2.2

Considering operating variables  , apply strategies to reduce environmental impact during recovery

2.3

Repair environmental damage, where possible

3

Use a snatch strap to recover a four wheel drive vehicle up a steep incline 

3.1

Survey site to identify hazards, assess risk and select suitable strategy

3.2

Prepare vehicle for recovery, after identification of recovery hooks

3.3

Confirm the compliance of equipment  with ratings, where practicable

3.4

Demonstrate safe recovery of a vehicle up a steep incline using a single snatch strap

3.5

Complete post-recovery vehicle and equipment  checks

4

Use vehicle  recovery equipment  

4.1

Identify hazards associated with the use of recovery equipment,  accurately

4.2

Apply risk management strategies  to minimise risk associated with the use of recovery equipment 

4.3

Demonstrate appropriate use of tree trunk protectors in a recovery situation

4.4

Use advanced techniques to safely recover four wheel drive vehicles using recovery equipment 

5

Use a winch to recover a four wheel drive vehicle 

5.1

Identify accurately hazards associated with the use of a winch

5.2

Apply risk management  strategies to minimise risk associated with the use of a winch

5.3

Prepare vehicles for a winch recovery after identification of recovery hooks and confirmation of compliance of equipment  with ratings, where practicable

5.4

Establish safe ground anchor points in different terrain conditions 

5.5

Demonstrate appropriate use of a snatch block to give a 2:1 advantage

5.6

Check winch to ensure safe operation and adequate maintenance  

5.7

Coordinate the safe recovery of a vehicle using a winch

6

Demonstrate the safe use of jacks 

6.1

Demonstrate safe positioning of jacks  

6.2

Demonstrate safe operating procedures when using a jack  to lift a vehicle

6.3

Demonstrate safe operating procedures when using a jack  to prepare a vehicle for recovery

7

Maintain vehicle recovery equipment 

7.1

Apply correctly maintenance  procedures for recovery equipment  

7.2

Document equipment  maintenance in accordance with enterprise procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

Not applicable.

Evidence Guide

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competence for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competence and should be read in conjunction with the Range Statements

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered 

Assessment must confirm sufficient knowledge of advanced vehicle recovery techniques applicable in the work environment

Assessment of performance should be over a minimum of two (2) different occasions, (for example over consecutive days), covering the prescribed number of categories from the Range Statements that are applicable in the learners environment

In particular, assessment must confirm the ability to

use different vehicle jacks in different terrains and environmental conditions

use a winch and a snatch block (2:1) in difficult terrain utilising ground anchor points for both hard ground and soft sand

use other types of recovery equipment (cables, tow rope, tree protectors, shackles, chains, snatch straps) in a safe and efficient manne

Interdependent assessment of units 

This unit must be assessed after attainment of competency in the following unit(s)

SRODRV001B Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle

This unit must be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

Nil

For the purpose of integrated assessment, this unit may be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

SRODRV002B Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain using advanced technique

Required knowledge and skills 

Required knowledge

Techniques to use jacks and recovery equipment (steel cables, tow ropes, chains, shackles)

Factors affecting choice of recovery equipment and mode of recovery

Issues to consider when defining danger zones

Effect of suction on cable/winch capacity

Hazards and safety issues associated with the use of jacks and recovery equipment (steel cables, tow ropes, chains, shackles, winches)

Advantages/disadvantages of snatch block use in a winch recovery

Maintenance procedures

Required skills

Use of jacks and recovery equipment (steel cables, tow ropes, chains, shackles)

Resource implications 

Physical resources - assessment of this competency requires access to

a four wheel drive vehicle with low range

a suitable outdoor environment with difficult terrain where four wheel drive skills may be demonstrated

maintenance/repair resources

vehicle recovery equipment such as jacks, recovery straps, winch, tow ropes, chains and tree protectors

food and water resources

map(s) and compass

Human resources - assessment of this unit of competency will require human resources consistent with those outlined in the Assessment Guidelines. That is, assessors (or persons within the assessment team) must

be competent in this unit

be competent, as a minimum, in the units SRXFAD001A, SRXRIK001A and SRXEMR001A to ensure adequate risk management during the assessment

be current in their knowledge and understanding of the industry through provision of evidence of professional activity in the relevant area

have attained the mandatory competency requirements for assessors under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as specified in Standard 7.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 

Consistency in performance 

Due to issues such as the variation in terrain and possible recovery scenarios, this unit must be assessed over a minimum of two (2) different occasions, (for example over consecutive days), in order to ensure consistency of performance over the Range Statements and contexts applicable

Context for assessment 

This unit must be assessed on the job through practical demonstration or through simulation with a four wheel drive vehicle in environments where four wheel drive skills may be demonstrated

Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

KEY COMPETENCIES 

Collect, Analyse&Organise Information

Communicate Ideas&Information

Plan&Organise Activities

Work with Others&in Teams

Use Mathematical Ideas&Techniques

Solve Problems

Use Technology

3

2

3

3

2

3

2

These levels do not relate to the Australian Qualifications Framework. They relate to the seven areas of generic competency that underpin effective workplace practices.

The three levels of performance (1, 2 and 3) denote the level of competency required to perform the task:

Use routine approaches

Select from routine approaches

Establish new approaches

Collecting , analysing and organising information  - Collecting information on stranded vehicle to appraise situation and decide on appropriate method of recovery

Communicating ideas and information  - Briefing others on method of recovery

Planning and organising activities  - Planning the resources and systems required to perform the recovery

Working with teams and others  - Working in a group situation to attend to recovery

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  - Calculating effective angles for extraction

Solving problems  - Dealing with a stranded vehicle

Using technology  - Using an air jack

Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for advice on how to use the Key Competencies.

Range Statement

Range Statements 

The Range Statements provide advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competence, allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. The Range Statements relate to the unit as a whole and helps facilitate holistic assessment. In addition, the following variables may be present for this particular unit of competency

RANGE STATEMENT 

CATEGORIES 

Different terrain conditions 

[all categories experienced in geographical location]

hard ground

soft sand

mud

snow

Equipment 

[all categories]

steel cables

tow rope

chains

tree trunk protectors

winch

jacks

Jacks 

[two categories]

Bottle jack

Hi-lift jack

Bull bags

Maintenance 

[all categories]

cleaning

cable rolling

greasing/oiling

Operating variables 

[all categories]

type of recovery equipment used, eg, possibility of cable or rope failure

direction of recovery

suitable protection

potential for vehicle roll or fall

effect of suction on cable/winch capacity

Recovery equipment 

[all categories]

steel cables

tow ropes

chains

shackles

tree trunk protectors

winch

dynamic elastic, eg, snatch straps

Risk management strategies 

[all categories]

define danger zone

safe use of equipment

use of rated equipment where practicable

safe operating procedures

Safe operating procedures when using a jack 

[all categories]

regard for personal safety

regard for vehicle stability

awareness of soft footing

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

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