The 4WD Industry Council has released new Safe Use Guidelines for Recovery Straps

Following the update of the national Safety Standard and mandatory label for Recovery Straps, the AAAA’s 4WD Industry Council has developed a new ‘Safe Use Guidelines’ document.
The guidelines incorporate the latest standard and offer clear guidance for setting up a safe recovery, including images which show the safe attachment of a recovery strap.
The guide has been designed to provide clarity to the retail public via 4WD accessories retail stores.
It is delivered as a DL sized short-form brochure and features a QR code for customers to scan, which links to the digital version of the full Safe Use Guidelines document.
A limited print run of DL brochures will be available from the AAAA National Office at no charge to members, and members are also welcome to print copies themselves or upload the digital version to their website or in-store devices.
The full Safe Use Guidelines document is housed on the 4WD Industry Council website at
Members are welcome to print the full guidelines document if they wish, however the intent is for the document to be effective in digital format.
“The Recovery Strap Safe Use Guidelines were designed in consultation with the committee of the 4WD Industry Council to provide practical advice incorporating the updated safety standard in a format that is easy for consumers to navigate and convenient for members to reproduce,” 4WD Industry Council Convenor, Nigel Bishop, said.
“As always, the 4WD industry supports safe and responsible practices and we hope this initiative helps support your business by providing clarity for consumers on the do’s and don’ts of safe recovery.”

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