HEV/BEV Safety, Equipment and Systems Overview

This session is a great introduction to Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) service and repair including vehicle powertain operation overviews, safety considerations and required workplace tools and equipment.

Areas of focus include:
• Signage and PPE requirements
• Identifying hazards and controlling risks
• Workplace tools and equipment requirements
• HEV classifications and configurations
• Overview of the main components in HEV’s and BEV’s
• Depowering and re-initialising
• HEV and BEV battery types, battery consumption, and basic battery operational theory
• The basics of motor/generators
• Overview of EV interlock systems

Keith Minchin – MTAQ, Nigel Palmer – MTA