Towing merely is connecting two or more objects and transporting them to a designated destination. Towing involves attaching the vehicle with a rope or a chain to the power source. The frequent towing is attaching the vehicle to a wrecker. 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.
The towing and recovery companies are called to the scene when an accident occurs. Many incidences that require the towing services exist every day.
When they arrive at the scene, the towing companies have different responsibilities and expectations that they are supposed to meet. These are some of the expectations.
They ensure that the site where the vehicles are is safe. One of the measures that they take is informing the traffic police of the incidences and the status of the site. 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. The witnesses or any other people present should be protected from any risk.
The injured victims should be attended to. 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.
The affected vehicles are then recovered and positioned in such a way that it will be easy to hook them to the towing truck. The vehicles are towed using the winch and other rigging tools. To ensure that the damage to the vehicle is not added, they should follow the vehicles manufacturers guidelines of towing the vehicle. The victims should be taken care of during this process.
Care should be taken to avoid extra damages to the vehicle during the towing process. They should take care of the loose wires to avoid fire breakages. The vehicles should be handled properly to ensure that none of that happens. 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.