This unit is for people who work on or near electric and hybrid vehicles but do not work on the vehicle’s high energy electrical system. Examples of these job roles include: sales staff, cleaners/valeters or vehicle fitters. The unit includes essential knowledge of the hazards associated with electric and hybrid vehicles and the precautions to follow to avoid these. Note: This unit does not deem someone competent to maintain, service or repair high energy electrical systems.
We have teamed up with the ABC in order to have this course accredited at Level 3. One of the reasons we have done this is in anticipation of proposed health and safety legislation and/or licensing for technicians who want to work with these vehicle systems. This course meets the National Occupation Standards at Level 2 and Level 3, and is formally assessed. Successful completion of the course and the assessment will lead to the award of a Level 3 Qualification in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle.
It is anticipated that Level 3 will be the minimum requirement in the future. Best practice dictates that each technical staff member should be qualified to at least level 2 (service technician). Diagnostic technicians should be qualified to level 3 (for fault diagnosis and removal, test and refit of high voltage systems) and the senior technician/foreman should be qualified to level 4. There may duty of care implications or liabilities for business owners if adequate training for these systems isn’t provided for employees.
This course will take you through our unique approach to safe working, service and repair, remove and refit of high voltage components. Everything we cover on this course has a direct link to the practical aspect of service, repair and maintenance of hybrid and electric vehicles.
1. Understand the different types of Electric/Hybrid vehicles
1.1 Know how to identify Electric/Hybrid vehicles
1.2 Know and understand how the vehicle is powered and the associated health and safety risks
1.3 Know and understand the differences between Electric and Hybrid vehicles
1.4 Recognise and understand relevant warning signs
1.5 Know and understand how to find, interpret and use sources of information applicable to Electric/Hybrid vehicles as appropriate to your job role Skills and Education Group
2. Know and understand risks associated with Electric/Hybrid vehicles
2.1 Know and understand the health, safety and environmental regulations applicable to Electric/Hybrid vehicles.
2.2 Know and understand the hazards associated with high energy electrical vehicle components
2.3 Work in a way which reduces the risk to yourself or colleagues when working on Electric/hybrid vehicles
2.4 Understand how to make others aware of work being carried out on an Electric/Hybrid vehicle
2.5 Know how to identify high energy electrical components and cabling
2.6 Know and understand the implications of electrical conductivity through the human body and other potential medical conditions that can occur regardless of current type present in the Electric/Hybrid vehicle
3. Know and understand how to work safely with Electric/Hybrid vehicles
3.1 Describe how to check a Hybrid/Electric vehicle is completely safe to work on
3.2 Explain the procedures required for working safely in and around Electric/Hybrid vehicles specifically to include the isolation operation
3.3 Know and understand the hazards associated with Electric/Hybrid vehicle batteries when exposed to extreme temperatures, impact and other adverse conditions
How to book?
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