Basic and Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Awareness

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Basic and Advanced Safety Awareness

Advanced: This is a further half-day course and attendance on the basic awareness course is a prerequisite for attending this advanced course.  This course is aimed at engineers and technicians who are working on and modifying the electrical traction systems in electric or hybrid vehicles. Basic: To provide delegates with a basic awareness of electrical safety issues and specific issues associated with hybrid and electric vehicles.

  • Price: £350  (+VAT) per delegate
  • Course dates: 14th May, 26th September, 10th December 2019
  • How to book: Book on our online shop here.

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Basic Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Awareness

  • General overview of electrical safety issues
    • Refresher on electricity and how and why it can harm people
    • Introduction to the basic Health and Safety at Work principles and the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.  This will include the responsibilities of both employers and employees
    • Workplace scenarios in which issues with hybrid or electric vehicles may be encountered
  • Specific issues associated with hybrid and electric vehicles, to include:
    • How to identify a hybrid or electric vehicle
    • The types of high voltage components and where they are located
    • The system voltages
    • The operational modes and states of the vehicles
    • The particular hazards associated with working on such vehicles
    • Basic principles for safe working, particularly requirements for disconnection of the high voltage supply before starting work

The following subjects will be covered: Advanced Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Awareness

  • Brief review of processes and terminology used with respect to electrical protection
  • Brief review of typical electrical architectures and systems design for high voltage safety and high voltage fault management
  • Basic principles for safe electrical working, to include:
    • Risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work
    • Permits to work
      • Personnel competence and qualification
      • Use of personal protective equipment and appropriate tools
      • Workshop safety practices
      • Isolation of electrical equipment before work
      • Confirmation that electrical equipment is not live before work
      • Testing procedures for ensuring electrical circuits are safe to work on, and remain so until work is complete.
      • Available resources e.g. HSE Publications
    • Safe working techniques in electric and hybrid vehicle testing, build and maintenance, to include:
      • Handling and storage of high voltage components (specifically batteries)
      • Vehicle or prototype build
      • Testing – test procedures during build (e.g. confirming no high voltage present during assembly) and for testing of completed vehicles
      • Crash testing and destructive component testing
      • General maintenance procedures for electric and hybrid vehicles
      • Rework or repair of electric and hybrid vehicles
      • Disposal – of removed components during maintenance or end-of-life
    • Practical demonstration of safe working techniques
    • End-of-course test and issue of course completion certificate
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