Provide a first response to a broken down or damaged electric vehicle
This standard is designed for those who provide a first response to a broken down or accident damaged electric vehicle, for example, those working for roadside recovery operators and the emergency services; the standard would also be appropriate for those involved in the dismantling and disposal of electric vehicles. It covers the working practices and knowledge needed to carry out a risk assessment and work safely around an electric vehicle that may have damage to its high and/or low voltage systems.
- Hybrid (HEV) - to include mild/micro hybrid vehicles where the voltage is considered dangerous.
- Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
- Extended Range Electric Vehicle (ER-EV) or Range Extended Electric Vehicle (RE-EV)
- Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV)
- Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).
You must be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
You need to know and understand:
K6.1 assessing and managing the risks associated with damaged and broken-down electric vehiclesK6.2 ensuring that the vehicle has been made safe as appropriate to the work you are carrying out, including isolating high voltage systems when necessary within your level of trainingK6.3 referring/reporting problems when working with electric vehiclesK6.4 recording and reporting work carried out on electric vehiclesK7 How to carry out a dynamic risk assessment on damaged and broken down electric vehicles, including components and cabling, battery integrity, shorting and loss of coolantK8 The implications of electrical conductivity through the human bodyK9 The implications of strong magnetic fields and the effects on medical devicesK10 Organisational procedures that must be followed in the event of electric shockK11 The hazards associated with electric vehicles when exposed to extreme temperatures, impact and other adverse conditionsK12 What to do in an emergency, including fires and submersion of the vehicle in water
High voltage component construction and layoutK13 The fundamental features and principles of high voltage components, including battery modules, electric motors, associated components and auxiliary systemsK14 How to identify the location of high voltage cables and components, for example, by labelling and colour and their associated voltagesK15 The different types of energy storage systems and voltages associated with electric vehiclesK16 The components of alternative fuel sources and systems on electric vehicles, including hydrogen fuel cells
K17 The hazards associated with alternative fuel systems, including hydrogen fuel cells
Vehicle system operationK18 The main differences between an electric vehicle and a non-electric vehicle and its basic operation, including regenerationK19 How to safely operate an electric vehicleK20 The charging systems associated with electric vehicles and how to use them safely, including the use of plug-in charging equipmentK21 The specific manufacturer’s guidelines and the precautions necessary when charging, connecting an auxiliary power source to or towing an electric vehicleK22 How to mobilise an electric vehicle safely
1.2. Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
1.3. Extended Range Electric Vehicle (ER-EV) or Range Extended Electric Vehicle (RE-EV)
1.4. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV)
This section contains examples and explanations of some of the terms used but does not form part of the standard.