CLEAR THE AREA
5If you find 100 ways to prevent an accident, there will be 100 more you didn’t think of. Things do go wrong, so ensure the immediate area is safe. Clear a safe zone at least the length of the cable or rope and then run through your winching plan. Double check your connections and straps and plan out exactly what’s going to happen, what can go wrong, how to deal with it, where you need to steer and when you’ll reach a safe point to stop.