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Electrical safety working in EV vehicles (USA/EU/China)

Question asked by Cristian Paredes Farinas on Aug 26, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2017 by christopher George

Hi all,

 

EUROPE:

Many OEM's in Europe apply the Electrical safety standard I8686, which includes general electrical safety content plus automotive specific for 4 different level of employees: 1-Non electrical work, 2-Electrical work in non-live system, 3-Electrical work in live systems, 4- Responsible for electrical safety. These training will be offered usually by TUEV.

 

CHINA:

In China TUEVs offer similar trainings which are automotive oriented.  However employees need also a national certificate which it is not easy to obtain since all the training centers I have found provide the training only in Chinese language. Let me know please if you have any helpful information.

 

USA:

I am wondering also how companies are dealing with the electrical safety in USA.

-According to my understanding OSHA doesn't force OEMs to train their employees according to NFPA70E

-According to NFPA70E training OSHA and Ford agreed to apply NFPA70E

I assume most of the OEM's will have some internal safety trainings since NFPA70E is not automotive specific. Inthat case I am not sure how these internal trainings will be recognize as valid if an accident happens.

 

Thanks for your feedback

 

Cristian

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