Attendance on the basic awareness course is a prerequisite for attending this advanced course.
Duration / assessment:
MIRA Technology Institute
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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.
- 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
We are also able to provide a refresher version of these course to keep your workforce up to date.