Institute of the Motor Industry Quality Assured Programmes

Validated Recognition (Plus) in Roadside and Recovery

Validated Recognition (Plus) in Roadside and Recovery

IMI

VR Modules (Plus)  1, 2 and 3

This course offers new and existing Recovery and Roadside Assistance Operators a theoretical and practical based learning experience to develop and practice the skills required to work safely within the Recovery and Roadside Industry adhering to PAS 43 and The SURVIVE Guide (herby referred to throughout the document as SURVIVE). The course will identify the key aspects of personal wellbeing and the skills required to ensure that productivity is high and recovery vehicle assets remain roadworthy. In order to meet the demands of modern technology, the course will analyse the safe working methods associated with the recovery of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Upon successful completion of the course, leaners will apply for the Professional Automotive and Transportation Accreditation Matrix (PATAM) card which will be evidence of the knowledge and understanding of the safe working practices in accordance with PAS 43 and SURVIVE.

Where the term ‘roadside’ is used, this is a generically used to identify those individuals or organisations which work on the side of the road. These may include but not limited to:

•       Tyre fitters

•       Road maintenance teams

•       Highways England Road Clearance

•       Roadside repair

•       Roadside assistance and recovery

Course Duration

2-days classroom, 1-day practical training followed by a practical assessment.

Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to:

•       Recognise, evaluate and apply the safe working practices in order to comply with PAS 43 and SURVIVE.

•       Identify and evaluate the legislative requirements for carrying out roadside activities.

•       Discuss the need for dynamic risk assessments in accordance with PAS 43 and SURVIVE and analyse the factors which may require the dynamic risk assessment to change

•       Recall their responsibilities when working at the roadside

•       Discuss the need to implement correct manual handling techniques and identify potential risks

•       Conduct Daily Vehicle and Before Use Checks on items of recovery/lifting equipment in accordance with LOLER and identify any issues affecting the vehicle serviceability/equipment.

•       Apply the Principles of Safe Loading and Unloading ensuring that the casualty vehicle is correctly secured (If applicable) and the GVW/MAM/GTW is not exceeded.

•       Evaluate the need for effective communication at all levels throughout the organisation and care of the customer.

•       Identify and evaluate the issues associated with an increase in carbon and the environmental impact

•       Evaluate the definition of defensive driving and implement the system of vehicle control

•       Analyse impact speeds and the factors that affect braking

•       Evaluate the impact and consequences of using a mobile phone whilst driving

•       Define ‘hybrid’ and identify types of hybrid vehicles and discuss the positive and negatives of hybrid technology

•       Discuss H&S and identify the company policy and safe working practices

•       Identify and explain the component parts within a hybrid system and identify areas of the potential or actual risk to life

•       Explain and discuss the immediate action and First Aid to take in case of electric shock

Progression

Opportunities for progression will be available using a modular approach to training once the learner has successfully achieved the Foundation Course in Roadside Recovery and Assistance. Modules will include:

•       IMI L1 and L2 Hybrid Vehicle Technology

•       AWARE Series of courses

 Method of Assessment

 The triangulation method of assessment will be used throughout the duration of the course. A minimum of 3 types of assessment methods will be used.

 Formative Assessment

 Q&A. Open and closed question techniques will be used throughout the course. Written Tasks. Learners will be required to complete written tasks to develop a deeper understanding of the course content.

SelfTReflection.  Upon completion of Day 1 and 2, learners will be required to write 200T300 words reflecting on the course up to that point.

Summative Assessment

MultiTchoice Assessment with one written question Practical Assessment

Observation

Continual Assessment

Learners will be continually assessed throughout the course using the methods previously stated.

Validated Recognition Modules 1, 2 and 3 in Roadside and Recovery
Tyrone Joy

Validated Recognition Modules 1, 2 and 3 in Roadside and Recovery

Validated Recognition Modules 1, 2 and 3 in Roadside and Recovery

IMI

IMI Roadside and Recovery Validated Recognition Modules 1, 2 and 3

Course Rationale

This course offers new and existing Recovery and Roadside Assistance Operators a theoretical and practical based learning experience to develop and practise the skills required to work safely within the Recovery and Roadside Industry adhering to PAS 43 and SURVIVE.  The course will identify the key aspects of personal wellbeing and the skills required to ensure that productivity remains high and recovery vehicle assets remain roadworthy.  In order to meet the demands of modern technology, the course will analyse the safe working methods associated with the recovery of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will apply for the PATAM card which will be evidence of the knowledge and understanding of the safe working practices in accordance with PAS 43 and SURVIVE.

Where the term ‘roadside’ is used, this is a generically used to identify those individuals or organisations which work on the side of the road.  These may include but not limited to:

·       Tyre fitters

·       Road maintenance teams

·       Roadside repair

·       Roadside assistance and recovery

Course Duration

2 days.  Day 1 classroom.  Day 2 classroom and practical training followed by a practical skills assessment. 

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to:

·       Recognise, evaluate and apply the safe working practices in order to comply with PAS 43 and SURVIVE.

·       Identify and evaluate the legislative requirements for carrying out roadside activities. 

·       Discuss the need for dynamic risk assessments in accordance with PAS 43 and SURVIVE and analyse the factors which may require the dynamic risk assessment to change

·       Recall their responsibilities when working at the roadside

·       Discuss the need to implement correct manual handing techniques and identify potential risks

·       Conduct Daily Vehicle and Before Use Checks on items of recovery/lifting equipment in accordance with LOLER and identify any issues affecting the vehicle serviceability/equipment.

·       Apply the Principles of Safe Loading and Unloading ensuring that the casualty vehicle is correctly secured (If applicable) and the GVW/MAM/GTW is not exceeded.

·       Evaluate the need for effective communication at all levels throughout the organisation and care of the customer.

·       Discuss H&S and identify company policy and safe working practices

·       Recall the working relationship between you and your clients

·       Analyse the need for corporate image and a positive attitude to promote good public awareness

·       Evaluate how an individual can contribute to good public awareness

·       Evaluate the need to recognise individual needs

·       Apply the theoretical knowledge to a practical skills assessment

Progression

Opportunities for progression will be available using a modular approach to training once the learner has successfully achieved the Foundation Course in Roadside Recovery and Assistance.  Modules will include:

·       IMI L1 and L2 Hybrid Vehicle Technology

·       AWARE Series of courses

Method of Assessment

The triangulation method of assessment will be used throughout the duration of the course.  A minimum of 3 types of assessment methods will be used.

Formative Assessment

Q&A.  Open and closed question techniques will be used throughout the course.

Written Tasks.  Learners will be required to complete written tasks to develop a deeper understanding of the course content.

Self-Reflection.  Upon completion of Day 1 and 2, learners will be required to write 200-300 words reflecting on the course up to that point.

Summative Assessment

Multi-choice Assessment with one written question

Practical Assessment

Observation

Continual Assessment 

Learners will be continually assessed throughout the course using the methods previously stated.


RoadSAFE
Graham McMahon

RoadSAFE

IMI

RoadSAFE

The following subjects were covered:

Learning Outcome.  The learner will be able to:

·       Explain and identify how to check that delivery vehicle has sufficient fuel, additives and water

·       Explain and identify the checks required to ensure the operation of the delivery vehicle instruments and controls are serviceable. 

·       Checks to include:

o   All vehicle systems

o   All vehicle instruments, controls, gauges and vehicle systems

o   Indications of any electrical or mechanical problems

o   The air tanks are sufficiently charged (If applicable)

·       Explain and identify the organisational procedures for reporting defects including information on previously reported problems with the vehicle

·       Explain and identify how to obtain information on previously reported faults and whom is responsible for releasing the vehicle.

·       Explain and identify the appropriate action to take, in order to deal with previously reported faults.

·       Recall the responsibilities of the Banksman and any working at height regulations

·       Evaluate and demonstrate the importance of Brand Awareness

·       Explain and identify the requirement for Safe Systems of Work to be adhered to and all relevant H&S information

·       Explain and identify the responsibilities of the driver for the vehicle and the load

·       Recall the legal responsibilities of the driver to ensure the safe loading and unloading of the vehicle

·       Evaluate the principles of safe loading and understanding GVW

·       Analyse the effects of overloading and the security of loads

·       Explain the principles of safe unloading

Practical Session

Learning Outcome.  The learner will be able to:

·       Demonstrate the methodical and systematic approach to conducting a daily vehicle check

·       Demonstrate the safe loading and unloading of a vehicle with a load specific to the user

·       Demonstrate the methodical and systematic approach to conducting a daily vehicle check

·       Demonstrate the signals to be used by a Banksman when remotely controlling a vehicle

·       Demonstrate the safe loading and unloading of the vehicle

·       Demonstrate the use of the appropriate load restraints

·       Demonstrate the safe loading of a wheelchair user

Method of Assessment

The triangulation method of assessment was used throughout the duration of the course.  A minimum of 3 types of assessment

methods are used.

Formative Assessment

Q&A.  Open and closed question techniques were used throughout the course.

Written Tasks.  Learners were required to complete written tasks to develop a deeper understanding of the course content.

Self-Reflection.  Upon completion, learners were required to write 100 words reflecting on the course up

to that point.

Summative Assessment

Multi-choice Assessment with one written question

Practical Assessment

Observation