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IMI Quality Assured Programme - Validated Recognition (Plus) in Roadside and Recovery Programme
VR Modules (Plus) 1, 2 and 3 - Roadside, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle and a Practical Skills Test
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 (hereby 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, learners 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 generically used to identify those individuals or organisations which work on the side of the road. These may include but are not limited to:
• Tyre fitters
• Road maintenance teams
• Emergency Services and Traffic Officers'
• Roadside repair
• Roadside assistance and recovery
2-days classroom, 1-day practical training followed by a practical assessment.
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 actions and First Aid procedures to take in case of electric shock
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.
Open and closed question techniques will be used throughout the course
Learners will be required to complete written tasks to develop a deeper understanding of the course content.
Upon completion of Day 1 and 2, learners will be required to write 200 - 300 words reflecting on the course up to that point.
Multi-choice Assessment with one written question
Learners will be continually assessed throughout the course using the methods previously stated.
Benefits of attending the course
You can get CPC hours for RoadsideAWARE and EV & HybridAWARE (12-hours in total)