Beyond Driving Continues to Equip South Western Ambulance Service HART Team with Advanced Lantra Winch Operator Skills

Beyond Driving Continues to Equip South Western Ambulance Service HART Team with Advanced Lantra Winch Operator Skills

At Beyond Driving, we’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust HART team. Today, we delivered an advanced Lantra winch operators course near Exeter, further cementing our commitment to providing exceptional training for emergency service teams who are required to perform under the most challenging conditions.

Lantra Winch Operators Course Overview

Our advanced winch training program is meticulously designed to ensure that each participant not only understands but can also implement critical winching techniques effectively. This training is an essential component of the ongoing development program for the HART team, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of rescue operations.

Comprehensive Course Content

The two-day course covers a range of critical topics and skills, designed to enhance operational readiness and safety:

1. Legal Framework:

• Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)

• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR)

2. Equipment Checks and Suitability:

• Detailed inspections to ensure all winching equipment is up to standard and suitable for the task at hand.

3. Personal Protective Equipment:

• Training on the correct selection and use of PPE to safeguard operators during winching operations.

4. Assessment and Design of Winching Operation:

• Techniques for planning and assessing winching operations to optimize safety and efficiency.

5. Rigging Safety and Stabilisation:

• Critical practices for safely rigging and stabilizing the winched object or vehicle to prevent accidents.

6. Personnel Safety:

• Ensuring the safety of all personnel, including colleagues and third parties, during winching operations.

7. Leading and Operating a Single Line Straight Pull:

• Fundamental techniques for managing straightforward winching operations.

8. Leading and Operating Multi-Line or Angled Pulls:

• Advanced strategies for handling complex or angled winching scenarios.

Training Details

Duration: 2 Days

Maximum Candidates: 3 per session

For more details on our advanced winch operator courses, visit Beyond Driving Advanced Winch Training.

Feedback and Accreditation

“Our training sessions are always highly rated, reflecting our commitment to excellence. We ensure that our teams can conduct rescues under pressure in any terrain,” said a trainer from Beyond Driving. The course is backed by a Lantra accreditation, affirming its quality and compliance with the highest safety standards.

Get in Touch

We encourage all interested parties to contact us for more information or to arrange training sessions tailored to your specific needs. Visit Beyond Driving Contact Us to get started.

By choosing Beyond Driving, you ensure that your teams are not only prepared but excel in their operational roles. We take pride in supporting the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust HART team and look forward to continuing our partnership, providing training that makes a real difference in high-pressure environments.


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