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  Large Goods Vehicle Safe Working - Training

Large Goods Vehicle

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Heavy extrication deals mainly with extrication techniques required for heavy vehicles, other than basic procedures such as removing a door or window. Heavy vehicles include buses, semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, concrete mixers, tanker trucks, and so forth. Such techniques will be specialized and cannot be applied generally; they will probably require heavier tools. You will receive training on each type of vehicle to be competent and successful in performing heavy extrication. Additionally, the normal extrication tools may not be enough. For example, using the wrong type of reciprocating saw blade on a heavy truck can cause major problems. Know before you go!

For example, standard car and Light truck extrication techniques are not appropriate to apply to a school bus. The school bus's construction is much heavier and has so many features that are different from that of a car that you will fail in most cases, especially if you need to employ advanced techniques or have victims entangled in the seat frames for instance. If you only used cars during your extrication training, you will have no idea of what the best way is to remove a school bus seat.

The range of courses is designed to complement the RTC courses by adding a specific module to each level adding world-leading LGV rescue knowledge covering “safe working”, technician and advanced techniques all designed to standards approved by the World Rescue Organisation (WRO) and delivered in the English language by accredited trainers of the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation.

  • LGV lifting plans
  • Vehicle stabilisation techniques
  • LGV Boarding techniques
  • Cab stabilisation & air seats
  • Air suspension & firefighter safety
  • Air brakes & firefighter safety

and IFE certified courses.

Code Course Duration *Minimum Delegates
LGV01 Large Goods Vehicle Rescue - Safe Working 1 day 8 - 12

*Delegate numbers can be adjusted to maximise value from each course but teaching ratios will be a maximum of one instructor for every six students.


Other Modules Available

Code Course Duration *Minimum Delegates
RTC01 RTC - Safe Working 2 days 8 - 12
RTC02 RTC - Rescue Technician 3 days 8 - 12
RTC03 RTC - Advanced Technician 4 days 8 - 12
GM01 Glass Management 1 day 8 - 12
STAB01 Vehicle Stabilisation 1 day 8 - 12
HYB Dual-fuel & electric vehicle 1 day 8 - 12

*Delegate numbers can be adjusted to maximise value from each course but teaching ratios will be a maximum of one instructor for every six students.


Basis of Training Provision - Important Information

  • Courses will be delivered at suitable local sites (fire / police stations are usually perfectly adequate). Facilities required will be explained at the time of booking and will include a suitable classroom with power and internet connectivity as well as an outside area for practical exercises.
  • Courses will be delivered by a minimum of two instructors for up to 12 delegates then an additional instructor for additional people, increasing every 6 delegates.
  • All Instructor expenses including accommodation and subsistence (food etc.) are included within course costs.
  • Where training props (eg vehicles) will be required for a course or module, this will be explained at the time of booking. Local provision will be required.
  • All practical training will be subject to an on-site risk assessment prior to delivery, findings will be recorded and retained but available for scrutiny if required.
  • Assistance recommending/booking local accommodation may be sought (required standards will be explained during the booking process).
  • All courses will be delivered in the English language but can be presented to facilitate local translation if required.
  • Instructor VISA arrangements will be facilitated by the Vimpex Rescue Academy where necessary. Local sponsorship / support is required in certain countries but this will be made clear at the time of booking.
  • All delegates will be provided with comprehensive course notes to support continuing professional development. Administration will be provided by the Vimpex Rescue Academy.
  • Each course will be offered at a fixed price based upon eight delegates. Additional delegates(up to 12) do not incur further charges ensuring that the benefit of increased attendance falls completely to the trained organisation
  • Course costs will be agreed at the time of booking and will be invoiced in Pounds Sterling (£) payable by BACS transfer to the Vimpex Rescue Academy
  • Payment will be against fixed terms agreed at the time of booking. Typical stages include 50% in advance of delivery and the balance upon completion. Certificates will be issued on final settlement
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