New IMI Electric Vehicle Level 2 qualification for the roadside and recovery industry.
Over the past year, NTP has been part of the industry consultation group to discuss the National Occupational Standards (NOS) update for Electric Vehicles. Although it is still at the consultation phase, a draft document has been produced –https://tide.theimi.org.uk/…/2021-01/IMIEV02-2020.pdf
In addition to the NOS, everyone should be aware of the Health and Safety Executive guidance with regards to training and compliance when dealing with EVs – https://www.hse.gov.uk/mvr/topics/electric-hybrid.htm
The guidance has identified four levels:
· Valeting, sales and other lower-risk activities
· Incident response including emergency services and vehicle recovery
· Maintenance and repair excluding high voltage electrical systems
· Working on high-voltage electrical systems
The key takeaways from both the NOS and HSE policy are that if your deal with electric vehicles as a first responder you MUST be trained to follow the correct procedures to make the vehicle safe before starting any work activities, including where necessary, isolating high-voltage electrical systems, within your level of authority.
Having delivered full EV awareness training to Government organisations, Copart, the RAC Patrols, and hundreds of independent employees across the industry we are confident that knowledge is improving, however, we are also aware that there are still people and companies that are unsure of these policies or legislation.
In addition to our EV and HybridAWARE e-learning module designed for the emergency services and recovery industry, we also have the only independently registered 7-Hour CPC course.
To meet the growing demand as of January this year, we are delighted to announce our new IMI Level 2 EV course. This is a two-day training module that will qualify technicians to Level 2. It can be delivered as a blended learning module – one-day online (7-hours CPC available) followed by the practical assessment phase.
All NTP trainers are IMI L2/3 in EV as a minimum to meet the DVSA/JAUPT guidance.
For more information on any the IMI L2 EV course or any of our other extensive range of training, please visit the AWARE Series Store – https://awareseries.company.site/IMI-L2-Award-In-Electric…