Towing merely is connecting two or more objects and transporting them to a designated destination. One connects the vehicle to the other one using a rope or a chain so that they may be able to tow. Connecting the vehicle to a tow truck is the most common towing. Other types such as tractor-trailer combination and trailers attached to the back of a small picnic vehicle. A contact list of all the approved companies should be readily available to ensure that the requirements at the scenes are catered for as soon as possible.
In case of a road incident, the towing and the recovery companies are called to the scene. Many incidences that require the towing services exist every day.
There are certain procedures that the towing companies should follow when they arrive at the scene. These are some of the expectations.
The whole scene area should be safe. They should alert the traffic police or the relevant authority. They also find ways of preventing further accidents or damages by alerting the approaching traffic in case the traffic police are not there. Next they should ensure they remove the vehicle from the road to give way to the moving traffic. Protection from harm should be offered to the people present in that scene.
The injured should be looked into. It is a requirement that the people involved in the towing process wear the appropriate PPE. The pieces that remain on the scene should be cleared off.
Next, they recover and position the vehicles in a place where they can be hooked up to the towing truck for transportation. The vehicles are towed using the winch and other rigging tools. To ensure that the towing process is smooth and that there is no more damage to the vehicle, they should always follow the vehicles manufacturers’ manual of how the vehicle should be towed. The victims should be taken care of during this process.
During the towing process, no further damages should be induced on the vehicle. An example is making sure that all the loose wires are taken care of to avoid fires. And as a further precaution, the vehicles should be well handled. In cases where the parts of the vehicle are disintegrated, they should be tied together or wrapped up.
At the tow station, the company should ensure proper safety of the vehicles, up until the owners come for them or proper action for the vehicle recovery is taken.