METHODS OF RECOVERY
The four methods of recovery are:
Using winches on special purpose or
Using lifting capabilities of special
Using the towing capabilities of similar
or special purpose vehicles.
Used when other methods are not adapt-
able to the situation, or when appropriate
like-vehicles or dedicated recovery
vehicles are not available.
Recovery can be inherently dangerous unless safety is
continually observed and practiced. Each of the recovery
functions (winching, lifting, and towing) must only be per-
formed with safety as the primary concern.
Always follow safety warnings in the operators manual for
both the recovery vehicle and the recovered vehicle or equip-
ment. As well as FM's 9-43-1 and 9-43-2.
Recovery managers and supervisors should know recov-
ery equipment capabilities and limitations. Keep all but the
minimum required personnel away from the recovery area.
Each recovery crew member must know where other crew
members are located at all times.
During Recovery Operations,
SAFETY FIRST !