First training session to take place 28 January

The BMRA’s first electric end-of-life vehicle (eELV) awareness course for BMRA members will take place on Tuesday 28 January.
Developed in conjunction with CarTakeBack, the course covers the different types of eELV, including battery-only ELV and hybrid ELV. It sets out the risks involved in handling and making safe eELV ready for depollution, and demonstrates the correct processes, including Isolation, disconnection, testing and how to safely remove the battery.
“With increasing numbers of eELV coming through yards, and with the potential dangers involved in depolluting eELV, it was clear that we needed to develop a training course to educate and protect our members. Working with CarTakeBack, I believe we have developed a course that will do just that and meet the differing needs of our members,” said Howard Bluck, Technical Director of BMRA.
Initially, a one-day course will be delivered at BMRA offices in a classroom setting. However, members will shortly have the option of choosing an extended, on-location course, which will include an additional half-day where attendees can see how to safely handle an eELV in practice. Members can also elect to have the classroom course delivered onsite if required.
The course will consist of a stand-alone classroom course and an on-location course, including the practical demonstration. Places at these courses will be strictly limited. Those operators who choose to host an on-location course, will be responsible for providing all necessary equipment and a suitable vehicle(s). BMRA can advise as to equipment required in advance of the course.
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