Video: Simulated Failed Recovery at Base 4 earlier this year

Date: 
19th December 2013

Earlier this year we presented SECURETECH vehicle recovery training at Base 4 with the Land Rover Owners Club of Southern Africa. Part of the training included a 'simulated failed recovery'. Here the recovery rope or snatch strap is not attached correctly to the vehicle, leading to the recovery bow shackle (on the end of the recovery rope or snatch strap) to 'zip' back and hit the SECURETECH test bonnet.

As can be seen from the videos below the potential for damage and injury is high should a recovery fail. Safety should always come first in a recovery with recovery safety lanyards, and recovery safety blankets used.

Disclaimer: Do not try this! Click here to read recovery & safety guidelines.