Almost any 4×4 is suitable for the work we undertake. If you own a completely standard 4×4, there is no need to carry out expensive modifications to become apart of the response group. Each vehicle has it’s merits and capabilities and the Team Controller will pick the most appropriate grade of vehicle for the task at hand.
All we ask is that each Responder complies with the following:
- Each vehicle is road legal, Tax, MOT, Insurance
- Appropriately insured. Check with your insurance company that your policy covers volunteer response duties. A standard policy covering Social, Domestic and Pleasure, and commuting may not be suitable in all cases (Most companies don’t charge if additional cover is needed)
- Kept in good mechanical condition including any auxiliary equipment carried. Is clean and presentable when responding.
- Equipped with a fixed rear recovery point (A correctly fitted towing ball is a minimum)
- Equipped with a fixed front recovery point where practical. This may not be possible on all vehicles. The manufacturers towing eye is not suitable.
- Carrying suitable equipment for the role you may have to perform. This may include recovery equipment, safety equipment, hot refreshments and snacks and be even a book to read!
- All on board equipment securely stowed to protect yourself and any passengers you may have to carry.
- Fitted and working seat belts on all seats if you expect to carry passengers.
- Vehicle ID fitted front and rear. These are you HR numbers which you will be issued with when you become an active responder.
If you have questions or require some advice, our forum community will always be happy to help.