Winch Operations for Boat, Trailer and Winch-Equipped 4×4

Course Details

Title: Winch Op Boat/Slipway
Product Code: TFT_Boat_Slip
Type: Training Course – TFT Certificate of Competence
Duration: 1 day

This course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of winching operations for the launch/retrieval of a boat via a slip-way.  To realise the possible hazards and health & safety & risk management and assess a suitable method of winching the trailer and boat down/up a slip-way, alleviating the problem of a 4×4 having to operate off the slope of the slip-way.


Who is it for?

Any person launching/retrieving a boat via a slip-way.


What will you get from it?

The course objective is to give the trainee the information required to be able to:

  • Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before using a vehicle-mounted winch and associated equipment for launch/retrieval of boat and trailer.
  • Recognise and understand safe working practices for winching.
  • Prepare for and carry out a winching operation safely, including correct use of associated equipment and snatch blocks.


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