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Lantra General Winching Theory and Practice

Who is this for?

This Lantra course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to operate a winch safely, protecting both you and those around you.


1 days Training


max. 6 per course


This is normally completed at mwmac Ltd, near Builth Wells, Powys.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).




This is a training only course: Lantra General Winching Theory & Practice


Lantra Certificate of Training


  • Recognise a range of tasks for which winches can be used
  • Identify the health and safety requirements for winch operation and be able to carry out a risk assessment – including emergency procedures
  • Understand the legislative requirements of winching operations
  • Recognise the different types of winches and their inspection, maintenance and potential uses
  • Recognise and understand safe working practices for winching
  • Understand working signals and be able to control an operation
  • Be aware of a range of different winch cables, ropes and accessories and their inspection, maintenance and uses
  • Understand load rating terminology and how different configurations can affect the ratings
  • Recognise when to remove equipment from service
  • Plan and set up basic winching systems for a range of winches
  • Recognise the safety zones/procedures for different winching operations
  • Understand the basics of mechanical advantage (use of pulleys) and how this can be used to facilitate a winching operation
  • Understand how different factors can affect the winching operation
  • Demonstrate different winching operations: straight line; offset and double-line pulls applicable to the type of winch being used
  • Understand how to conclude the operation and make the site safe.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Lantra General Winching Theory and Practice

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