High Voltage Safety and PPE PD291807

Topics: Advanced Technologies Electric vehicles , Hybrid electric vehicles , High voltage systems , Test equipment and instrumentation , Safety testing and procedures , Protective equipment , Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) , Tools and equipment , Insulation , Personnel


High Voltage Safety & PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is a necessary and important course to complete when planning to diagnose or repair hybrid or electric vehicles. This on-demand course, from SAE training partner FutureTech* will provide information on how to test high voltage gloves, when and where to send high voltage gloves for periodic testing, and how to safely use the proper test equipment for measuring high voltage components in live and disabled high voltage systems.

At the conclusion of this course, you will know how to care for and test high voltage gloves which, test equipment to purchase and how to use it, and how to safely make measurements on a high voltage system.

Technical information within this course will apply to any electrified vehicle. While the duration of the course is one hour, the estimated time to completion, including knowledge checks and the final learning assessment, is two hours.


By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:

  • Select High Voltage Electrical Safety gloves
  • Follow guidelines in how to properly maintain High Voltage Electrical Safety gloves
  • Field test High Voltage Safety gloves before each use
  • Properly interface a Differential Oscilloscope probe when measuring voltage in High Voltage systems
  • Apply correct Category (CAT) ratings when using or purchasing tools or equipment
  • Use an Insulation Resistance tester to test and identify components for any insulation failures

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)  to the one hour presentation
  • Online learning assessment
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • 0.2 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this On Demand Course for You?

High Voltage Safety is a primary concern when any engineer is developing, verifying, or validating a vehicle electrification system. This course will provide essential information, and the associated electrical requirements of high voltage in electrical systems and tools associated with measuring high voltage system voltage and current. The associated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) necessary for any engineer interfacing with high voltage systems is also an integral segment of this course.

*FutureTech develops and delivers comprehensive Vehicle Electrification solutions that include technical training, specialty diagnostic equipment and, professional support services to automotive service professionals. Its highly qualified network of suppliers, affiliations and, partners encompasses over 32 years of commercial experience focused in Vehicle Electrification education and technology development.

For More Details

Email CustomerService@sae.org, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).

Part 1:  Electrical Circuits and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • General Electrical Safety Precautions
    • Ground Paths and the Technician
  • High Voltage Circuits and Scope Safety
  • Additional High Voltage Testing Considerations
    • Partial Discharge and Electric Machine Winding Failure

Part 2:  Measurement Equipment and Usage

  • High Voltage Gloves:  Selecting and Testing
  • High Voltage and Differential Scope Probes
  • CAT Ratings and Equipment
  • Introduction to Power Electronics Insulation Testing

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Mark Quarto

Dr. Mark Quarto is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Quarto Technical Services where he is responsible for the design/development of diagnostic test equipment and software, technical education and training programs, and technology innovations focused on hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and energy management systems. Dr. Quarto previously worked within the General Motors Company as an Engineer and Engineering Group Manager in Advanced Powertrain Technology Systems / Global Aftermarket Engineering where he was responsible for the management and development of control and diagnostics systems and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark & Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs. He also served as the Service Training Development Manager and Resident Service School Instructor.

Mark began his automotive career as a technician at both dealership and aftermarket facilities. In addition to his accomplishments and experiences while working at General Motors, Mark has served as a CTO, Senior Consultant, Author, and Subject Matter expert in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell Technologies. Dr. Quarto has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from LaSalle University specializing in Power Electronics; a Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Technology from Ferris State University; Master's Degree in Technical Education from Ferris State University specializing in electric and hybrid propulsion systems; and a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in designing and developing learning systems for hybrid/electric vehicles and high voltage energy and propulsion systems. He has patents and trade secret designs in vehicle electrification testing, testing equipment, and diagnostic systems.

Access Period: 90 Days      CEUs: 0.2

Duration: 2 Hours
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