Following on from the latest webinar focusing on the myths around Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and the drive to ensure technicians have the appropriate qualifications to work on HEV’s safely, Autologic have now introduced a Level 3 Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair course.
Where the Level 2 course is a good entry point for technicians who may be maintaining these vehicles but are not seeing a requirement to diagnose and repair the high voltage systems, the Level 3 course will give the technician the ability to make the vehicle safe to work on and also replace high voltage components, which now covers components such as air conditioning compressors and heating system components.
This course is being delivered in collaboration with The RMI and covers essential subjects to ensure safe HEV repair;
- How to work safely on hybrid and related vehicle systems
- The correct methods for shutting down and isolating high voltage systems and replacing high voltage components
- The layout and construction of hybrid and electric drive powertrain systems, and the identification of key components
- The principles of high voltage battery construction, management and monitoring systems and diagnosing using live data and a range of diagnostic equipment
Upon completion of the course, delegates will be provided with their IMI certified qualification meaning that they are now proficiently skilled to replace high voltage components.
Training is invaluable for technicians to keep up to date with new technologies and techniques, whilst helping technicians brush up on skills which may have been forgotten. With the IMI’s campaign to introduce licensing for technicians to carry out HEV repairs, ensuring that the appropriate courses are made readily available is paramount.
Autologic fully endorse the IMI’s campaign and support this by ensuring that all customers working on HEVs are qualified. This is achieved through a registration process requiring the technician to provide evidence that they are qualified to an IMI level 2 standard and are able to carry out general repairs and maintenance, or, level 3 enabling them to carry out repairs to the actual high voltage (HV) system. Autologic only provide diagnostic support to those working on HEVs who are fully qualified to a level 2 and 3 standard.
Autologic utilise several venues across the country to deliver their training courses, including the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills. New courses are always being introduced in line with customer demand, including the latest Land Rover Diesel Diagnostics and BMW Diesel technology courses.