National vehicle recycling network, CarTakeBack, was hosted by British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) at their offices in Huntingdon earlier this year, to deliver their first electric end-of-life vehicle (eELV) training course.
The course was developed by CarTakeBack in conjunction with BMRA and covered battery-only EVs along with each of the different types of hybrids on the market. The course is aimed at Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and metal recyclers and lays out the correct procedures to safely prepare eELVs for depollution.
During the one-day classroom-based course, Ken Byng from CarTakeBack explained the risks of incorrect handling and laid out the all-important health and safety procedures that should be followed. Subsequently, the correct isolation, testing and disconnection processes were explained, ultimately leading to how to remove the battery safely.
Ken Byng from CarTakeBack said:
“We are proud to be working with BMRA to continue to promote safe working practices to our mutual partners. This is just one part of CarTakeBack’s constant drive towards ‘futureproofing’ the rapidly evolving end of life vehicle industry, and in particular, helping to keep those involved with dismantling ELVs safe.”
The course was attended by ATF and metal recycling staff with varying roles from across the country and was well-received by all with plenty of useful interaction.