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AS 5732:2022


Electric vehicle operations — Maintenance and repair

AS 5732:2022 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 electric vehicles (PEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
Published: 28/10/2022
Pages: 23
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About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
1.4 New designs and innovations
2 Safe working practices
2.1 General
2.2 Apparel
2.2.1 PPE for routine service
2.2.2 PPE for energized components
2.2.3 Jewellery
2.3 Live circuits
2.4 First aid
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Battery exposure General Contact with skin Contact with eyes If swallowed Inhalation of electrolyte vapour
2.4.3 Electrical hazards Arc flash Electric shock Electrical burns
2.5 Safety data sheets
2.6 Safe handling REESS
2.7 Damaged PPE
3 General service working areas
3.1 Application
3.2 Premises
3.3 Competent person
3.4 Prevention of overheating warning label
4 Plug-in electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, battery electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle repair
4.1 General
4.2 PPE for depowering REESS process
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Glove types Insulating gloves Storage of insulating gloves Cloth inner gloves Protector outer gloves
4.2.3 Chemical aprons
4.2.4 Protective eyewear
4.2.5 AEDs
4.2.6 Protective boots
4.3 Disable procedures
4.3.1 Isolate
4.3.2 Disable
4.3.3 Special service tools
4.4 Isolate REESS vehicles
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 check
4.5 Service and maintenance of PEVs, HEVs, BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs
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 and recorded
4.5.9 Auxiliary components
4.5.10 Final inspection
4.5.11 Tools examined and stored
4.5.12 Tagging faulty equipment
4.5.13 Processing documentation
4.6 Moving a PEV, HEV, BEV, PHEV or FCEV 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 Temporary warning sign and exclusion zones
5 Damaged high voltage batteries
5.1 General
5.2 Inspection of HV 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 — Shock hazard
5.2.6 OEM service centre
5.3 Removal of REESS HV batteries
5.3.1 HV power cables
5.3.2 Recalibrate meter
5.3.3 PPE
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 Fire propagation
6.2.4 Toxic gases
6.2.5 Water application
6.2.6 Damaged vehicle isolation
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, reuse and recycling of hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles
7.1 General
7.2.1 REESS disabling procedures
7.2.2 Battery electrolyte
7.2.3 PPE
7.2.4 Recovery procedures
7.2.5 Battery storage
7.2.6 Battery isolation
7.2.7 Battery composition
7.2.8 Battery disposal, recycling and reuse
Cited references in this standard
Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
Installation of hose reels
Fire hose reels
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 1: General requirements
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 5: Specific requirements for powder type extinguishers
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