Do you know what personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and instruments are needed to keep you safe around high voltage (HV) vehicles? Are you aware of how to protect yourself or your employees when working around high voltage systems and platforms?
Safety is paramount when working around any type of high voltage. As electric vehicles (EV) and EV fleets become more prevalent, the critical need for OEMs, suppliers, companies, and organizations to provide comprehensive safety training for teams working with or around xEV systems and platforms increases. Engineers, technologists, and technicians involved in the design, development, testing, and/or servicing of high voltage EV systems must learn to protect themselves using safe procedures and practices.
This one-day course explains EV safety fundamentals, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to develop and establish common safety procedures for working around high voltage vehicles. You’ll learn how to safely connect and disable a high voltage system for testing and diagnostic purposes - and during disaster and crash events. You’ll be introduced to various types of EV, their characteristics, architecture, and components, including how to determine critical connection and disconnection procedures. The course explains the tools, PPE, safety procedures, and practices that should be in place, as well as methods to establish new procedures and test PPE. It also discusses how to develop and comply with FMVSS 305 requirements and OSHA PPE guidelines.
By participating in this course, you'll be able to:
This course would benefit OEM, Tier I, II and III suppliers, and aftermarket companies’ vehicle electrification engineers, engineering technologists, and related professionals involved in the design, development, testing, support, and service of high voltage EV components and systems. Technicians involved in testing, diagnosing, disabling, and servicing high voltage EV may also benefit from this course.
An engineering degree or prior knowledge of high voltage EV systems is not required in order to benefit from and successfully complete this course. However, prior experience in the automotive field as an engineer, technologist, or technician would be beneficial.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Yves is responsible for the hub of expertise in electrification at CPA Montreal. He is a Professor at Commission Scolaire de Montreal (EMEMM). He has more than 25 years of experience as an automotive service technical trainer and is an xEV Master hands-on training specialist. He is a General Motors Certified Master Trainer and also a technical trainer for Kia Motors. Yves has developed curricula and instructed courses at training centers, dealerships and private companies in the Middle East, North America, Africa, and Asia. Yves began his automotive career as a technician for aftermarket and dealerships where he was an electrical and OBD specialist and recognized for his troubleshooting skills. From there, he pursued additional courses and training in electrification which were offered by manufacturers and private companies. Yves received his B.S. in Adult Education from Sherbrooke Unversity and an Instructional Designer Certificate from Concordia University.