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General Winching Theory and Practice

General Winching Theory and Practice Training Course

Seltc General Wiching Technique Training Courses Sussex and Kent

This course enables the learner to understand the principles of hand or powered winching, realise the possible hazards and manage health and safety. The learner will also be able to risk assess a situation and carry out a suitable method of winching to maintain personal, vehicle and contents safety, and gain experience in the use of a winch for moving an object from point A to point B.


  • Introduction
  • Winching safety and the law
  • Controlling the operation
  • Winch types
  • Winch cables/ropes
  • Winching accessories
  • Basic winching systems
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Winching systems
  • Practical Winching straight line / offset / double line


Protective Equipment:

  • Steel toe capped protective boots with good grip and ankle support (complying with EN 345-1)
  • Non-snag outer clothing appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions
  • High-visibility clothing may also be appropriate


Candidates over 16 years, valid driving licence for the towing/driving vehicle should the vehicle need to be driven on the road



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Safe Use of Brushcutters & or Trimmers

Emergency First Aid at Work (+ Forestry)

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