The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Our Virtual Academy presents The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Whether you’re a roadside recovery operator, a vehicle storage agent, a member of the emergency services or a technician working alongside electric vehicles, this course is for you. Over two and a half years in the making, it’s designed to give you the knowledge you’ll need to make informed judgements when managing risk associated with incidents involving the new technologies found in high-voltage vehicles.

The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles is an online training package consisting of:

  • Around 9 hours of interactive video content
  • Access to content for 3 months
  • Three methods of assessment are available
  • Four levels of certification – you choose
  • Access to the file vault containing several handy reference documents
  • We believe this is the most comprehensive suite of knowledge available
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Topics Covered in the Training

  • Health conditions and working on hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Introduction to hybrid technology
  • Hybrid vehicle safety – Ready mode
  • EV – Ready mode
  • Charging plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Micro and mild hybrid
  • An introduction into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  • The ECE R100 standard
  • Dynamic risk assessments
  • Identifying hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Other types of high voltage vehicles – Scooters, Motorcycles, Commercial Vehicles, Plant, Buses and Coaches.
  • High voltage circuits on high-voltage vehicles
  • What is electrocution?
  • How vehicle manufacturers mitigate the risks of electrocution
  • Insulation
  • Isolation monitoring circuits
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Isolation monitoring
  • Interlock circuits (pilot lines)
  • Crash detection
  • Galvanic isolation
  • How you can mitigate risk
  • Isolating high-voltage components
  • Measuring high voltage safely
  • Incidents involving high voltage vehicles when they’re on charge
  • When water and high voltage mix
  • Immobilizing a high-voltage vehicle
  • Fire and high-voltage vehicles
  • Extinguishing lithium-ion battery fires
  • Lithium-ion battery fires and the production of harmful gasses
  • Extinguishing fires and avoiding electrocution
  • High-voltage battery electrolytes
  • Managing people at the scene of an incident – yourself
  • Managing people at the scene of an incident – others
  • Recovering high-voltage vehicles
  • Storing damaged high-voltage vehicles
  • Maintaining the batteries of high-voltage vehicles when in storage
  • Battery disposal
  • Additional sources of information

Certification Options

The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles is an important subject for many businesses and their staff. However, not all qualifications will fit your business needs. With this in mind, Our Vitual Academy has created a variety of different certificate options to help your staff get the right level of certificate they need in the most convenient way for you and your business.

All certificate options will assist the employer in complying with the “Technical Knowledge” requirements of Regulation 16 of The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – Regulation 16 – “No person shall be engaged in any work activity where technical knowledge or experience is necessary to prevent danger or, where appropriate, injury, unless he possesses such knowledge or experience, or is under such degree of supervision as may be appropriate having regard to the nature of the work.”

Type of Course Our Virtual Academy IMI Professional Development Certificate IMI TechSafe CPD IMI Level 2 Award
Type of Certificate Our Virtual Academy Certificate IMI Professional Development Certificate IMI TechSafe CPD Qualifying (9 hours CPD). IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel – OFQUAL I.D 60314679
What training material is included? All 54 chapters All 54 chapters All 54 chapters All 54 chapters
Learning Hours 9 hours 9 hours 9 hours / 9 Credits 13 Guided Learning Hours – Total Qualification Time 15 Hours
Method of assessment Online multi-choice exam Online multi-choice exam overseen by your manager* Online multi-choice exam overseen by your manager* Assessed Face-to-Face – Oral Exam & Online exam
Access Period 3 Months 3 Months 3 Months 12 Months

Price Per Learner

(+VAT)

£199

£299

£299

£449

* if the learner has one, if not, a responsible colleague is acceptable.

IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel – OFQUAL I.D 60314679

This award is designed for those people who may encounter accident-damaged or broken-down vehicles, e.g. emergency services and roadside recovery operators. It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high & low-voltage electrical system and electric drive train system.

The training is delivered using Our Virtual Academy’s cutting-edge interactive video content including an OVA online exam. Once the learner has completed the training and passed the end test, they will be eligible to attend a face-to-face assessment day at one of our regional assessment centres.

There are no prerequisites for this single-unit qualification.

£449.00

+VAT
Per Candidate – IMI L2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel (OFQUAL ID 603/1467/9) – Includes a face-to-face verbal assessment and IMI online multi-choice exam. Supports HSE training requirements.

IMI TechSafe Hybrid & EV CPD

This 100% online training course is formally recognised IMI TechSafe Hybrid & EV CPD (9 credits worth).

This course covers an essential topic practically everyone working in the motor industry should be well up to speed on – “The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles”.

Successful candidates will receive a hard copy IMI TechSafe certificate and your TechSafe qualifying CPD will be automatically logged on IMI’s Professional Register.

Retaining IMI TechSafe recognition

A vital part of retaining TechSafe recognition on IMI’s professional register is to keep up to date with your knowledge, skills and competency. This is why IMI-approved TechSafe CPD is a requirement to retain IMI TechSafe recognition.

The 3-year CPD cycle for IMI TechSafe started on the 1st of April 2022. To retain TechSafe recognition you need to complete 18 credits (18 hours) worth of learning over a 3-year period.

£299.00

+VAT
Per Candidate (IMI TechSafe CPD certificate worth 9 credits automatically added to IMI’s Professional Register). Supports HSE training requirements.

IMI Professional Development Certificate

This IMI Accredited Professional Development Certificate training course is designed to provide personnel, who may experience incidents involving hybrid and electric vehicles, with sufficient knowledge to manage the potential hazards. 

This course can be completed in one go or through multiple logins throughout the three-month access period. All of the training is conducted online through watching our interactive video-based chapters and once completed, all of the training material can be revisited multiple times too. The end test will need to be overseen by a manager and a ‘Manager Invigilation Form’ will need to be submitted back to us to claim the IMI Accredited Professional Development Certificate from the awarding body.

£299.00

+VAT
Per Candidate (IMI Professional Development Certificate). Supports HSE training requirements.

Our Virtual Academy Certificate

Following in Our Virtual Academy’s tradition of providing high-quality cost-effective training, this OVA certificate is designed for individuals that want their staff to have the knowledge of The Hazard Management of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, however, do not require an IMI-branded certificate.

The same great knowledge at a price which suits your budget.

£199.00

+VAT
Per Candidate (Our Virtual Academy Certificate). Supports HSE training requirements.

IMI TechSafe

What are the benefits of IMI TechSafe?

Embracing IMI TechSafe recognition for you and your staff leads to greater trust from your customers, as it shows your workshop team is fully qualified to be working on electric and hybrid vehicles. It is also seen as a badge of honour for those in the sector who hold it. It can also lead to increased business and will help you to succeed better in the marketplace, as it gives you the ability to market your forward-looking approach.

Retaining IMI TechSafe recognition

A vital part of retaining TechSafe recognition on IMI’s professional register is to keep up to date with your knowledge, skills and competency. This is why IMI-approved TechSafe CPD is a requirement to retain IMI TechSafe recognition.

The 3-year CPD cycle for IMI TechSafe started on the 1st of April 2022. To retain TechSafe recognition you need to complete 18 credits (18 hours) worth of learning over a 3-year period.

If you’re a technician who holds a valid electric vehicle qualification with the IMI (L2, L3 or L4 (but not L2 Haz Man), you can become an IMI TechSafe recognised member of the IMI for free!

Click Here to join the IMI as a member for free and, following validation, gain your IMI TechSafe recognition on IMI’s Professional Register.

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IMI Approved Centre

As an IMI Approved Centre, IMI regularly audit Our Virtual Academy to ensure we have all of the necessary arrangements and resources in place to ensure effective delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the various nationally recognised qualifications and accreditations we deliver. As part of the IMI’s ongoing monitoring, all members of our training and assessment team have to show occupational competence, prove their qualifications and maintain continuous professional development. Our Virtual Academy is very proud to be working in partnership with the IMI in raising the standards throughout the motor industry.

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