AS 5732:2015


Electric vehicle operations — Maintenance and repair

Specifies requirements and guidance on the safe and appropriate handling procedures for those within the mechanical repair, body repair and refinishing industries when working on plug-in electrical vehicles (PEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
Published: 06/08/2015
Pages: 17
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Objective
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions and acronyms
2 Safe working practices
2.1 General
2.2 Apparel
2.2.1 Personal protective equipment
2.2.2 Jewellery
2.3 Live circuits
2.4 First aid
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Battery exposure General Contact with skin (refer to SDS) Contact with eyes (refer to SDS) If swallowed (refer to SDS) Inhalation of electrolyte vapour Electrocution ARC flash
2.5 Safety data sheets
2.6 Safe handling RESS
2.7 Damaged personal protective equipment
3 General service working areas
3.1 Application
3.2 Premises
3.3 Designated personnel
3.4 Prevention of overheating warning label
4 Plug-in electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle repair
4.1 General
4.2 Personal protective equipment for depowering RESS process
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Glove types Insulation gloves Insulation gloves storage Cloth gloves Protector gloves
4.2.3 Aprons
4.2.4 Protective eyewear
4.2.5 Protective boots
4.3 Disable procedures
4.3.1 Isolate
4.3.2 Disable
4.3.3 Special service tools
4.4 Isolate depower vehicle RESS
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Isolate
4.4.3 Separated extra-low voltage power disconnect
4.4.4 Low voltage service disconnects
4.4.5 Manual disconnect
4.4.6 Depower interval
4.4.7 Volt check
4.4.8 Manufacturer’s specifications
4.4.9 Precaution
4.4.10 Zero volt check
4.4.11 Multimeter verification
4.5 Service and maintain PEVs, HEVs, BEVs and PHEVs
4.5.1 Service requirements
4.5.2 Identify workplace hazards
4.5.3 Reference material
4.5.4 Tools and equipment
4.5.5 Technical data
4.5.6 Electrical efficiency
4.5.7 Battery fixtures
4.5.8 Faults identified
4.5.9 Faults recorded
4.5.10 Auxiliary components checked
4.5.11 Auxiliary components identified
4.5.12 Auxiliary components repaired
4.5.13 Auxiliary faults recorded
4.5.14 Final inspection
4.5.15 Tools examined and stored
4.5.16 Faulty equipment tagged
4.5.17 Documentation processed
4.6 Moving a PEV, HEV, BEV or PHEV within a workshop
4.6.1 General
4.6.2 Direct drive motor
4.6.3 OEM pushing specifications
4.6.4 Warning cover
4.6.5 Warning sign
5 Damaged high voltage batteries
5.1 General
5.2 Inspection of high voltage batteries
5.2.1 Safety procedures—Odour
5.2.2 Safety procedures—Fluids
5.2.3 Safety inspection
5.2.4 Corrosive material
5.2.5 Damaged HV battery
5.2.6 OEM service centre
5.3 Removal of high voltage batteries (RESS)
5.3.1 HV power cables
5.3.2 Recalibrate meter
5.3.3 Personal protective equipment
5.3.4 OEM removal instructions
5.3.5 Battery storage
6 Fire safety
6.1 General
6.2 Procedure
6.2.1 Fire suppression
6.2.2 Fire containment
6.2.3 Water application
6.2.4 Damaged vehicle isolation
6.2.5 Fire propagation
6.3 Fire safety equipment
6.3.1 General
6.3.2 Work area assessment
6.3.3 Location
6.4 Hose reels
6.5 Fire extinguishers
7 Decommissioning, scrapping of hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles
7.1 General
7.2 Rechargeable energy storage system (RESS)
7.2.1 RESS disabling procedures
7.2.2 Battery electrolyte
7.2.3 Personal protective equipment
7.2.4 Recovery procedures
7.2.5 Battery disposal
7.2.6 Battery storage
7.2.7 Battery isolation
7.2.8 Battery composition
Cited references in this standard
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 6: Specific requirements for carbon dioxide type extinguishers
Fire hose reels
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 1: General requirements
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 5: Specific requirements for powder type extinguishers
Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
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DR AS 5732:2014
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