Vehicle & Personal Safety Equipment

Vehicle & Personal Safety Equipment

  • All vehicles must have completed an inspection of safety equipment and display a current certificate if it is to be used on any OR4G organised trip
  • All vehicles must have current registration, warrant of fitness and where required road user charges certificate together with the following minimum equipment fitted or carried as appropriate
  • Rated tow hooks, secured with 12mm high tensile bolts, fitted to the front of the vehicle (welded eyes or hooks are not acceptable)
  • A safe and secure towing point at the rear of the vehicle, either a rated tow hook or tow bar with the tow ball removed (towing from a tow ball, or welded hook or eye is dangerous and will not be accepted)
  • Two rated bow shackles (minimum 3250 kg) are to be carried
  • One rated recovery tow strop or suitable rope, minimum length 9m (an additional longer rope is recommended)
  • Fire extinguisher to be readily accessible (minimum capacity 15 kg)
  • First aid kit
  • Shovel or spade
  • Suitable all-terrain or mud-terrain type tyres
  • Spark arrester (to be fitted when required)
  • Suitable leather gloves and a rope dampener if the vehicle is winch equipped
  • Three litres of fresh water (suitable for drinking)
  • Day/night fluro-vest
  • Hands free torch
  • PRS radio

    Optional Equipment

  • Snorkel-type high engine air intake (this may be a requirement on some trips)
  • Additional recovery strops or tow ropes
  • Smoke flare (marine type, hand held)
  • Air compressor
  • Pulley Blocks
  • Snig chain
  • Tyre chains
  • Ground anchor
  • Spare fuel for the vehicle
  • Spare fan belt
  • GPS
  • Cellular telephone

    Recommended Personal Equipment

  • Change of clothing
  • Two spare pairs of socks and additional dry footwear
  • Hot drink pre-made
  • Sufficient food for the trip
  • If heating food, sufficient gas etc to operate the heating device
  • Something to heat any food in
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect repellent

    Camping out overnight

  • Waterproof tent (preferably with a built in floor), pegs, hammer or small axe to drive pegs into ground
  • Good quality sleeping bags and pillow
  • Something to sleep on (air bed, mat etc)
  • Rubbish bags or similar containers to remove all rubbish from a camp site
  • Matches or lighter, and fuel to start a camp fire