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Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act states; Employers have a legal responsibility to ‘provide such information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure that employees can carry out their jobs safely’. This duty includes the training of vehicle recovery operators, technicians and their supervisors.
Whilst the standards deal with novice vehicle recovery operators, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations expressly states the need for the ‘training, testing, certification and authorisation to operate’ of all operators of equipment supplied by the employer (recovery vehicles and ancillaries are included in this statement) irrespective of their previous operating experience. However, it should also be remembered that recovery vehicles are expensive, and that their full potential can only be achieved by ensuring that operators are correctly trained to standards that will, if continually practised, not only ensure safety, but also increase efficiency as a direct result of the training given.
The IVR Modular Training Scheme has now become the accepted standard to instruct and train Rescue and Recovery Operators as part of the National Training and Certification Scheme specified by the National Highways Sector Scheme Sub-Committee (NHSS 17). If you are looking to master the core skills to work within the recovery industry, then LGS Transport Training can help.
We are an ITSSAR registered training company and our core module programme will equip you with the skills you need and much more. Every technician will require the Core Modules IVR1 Health & Safety, IVR2 Customer Service Skills, and IVR3 Roadside Assessment. These modules are the minimum standard candidates must meet before they can work on Highways Agency Sector 17 Scheme. The Training for IVR 1-3 is 2 days and we can train up to 10 students at a time.
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