As one of the first on the market, Meyle offers an innovative e-learning course on high-voltage vehicles for German-speaking countries since this year, with certification in accordance with German DGUV regulations. This September, Meyle’s digital trade fair “Meyle Exhibition Hamburg 2021” emphasized the importance of this particular new e-learning course and revealed its most recent format extension in English to also ensure safe handling of high-voltage vehicles in English-speaking countries.
Among others, mechanics in the automotive industry all over the world, are increasingly faced with the possibility of coming into contact with electric drives and high-voltage systems.
Meyle senior technical trainer Patrick Stüdemann is convinced that the new e-learning for high-voltage vehicles will offer automotive workshops all over the world added value. He said: "In order to keep up with the rising demand for electrified vehicles, expanding the expertise in the safe handling of high-voltage vehicles will make automotive workshops more competitive."
The English-speaking participants of this course will receive a certificate in English after successful participation and passing of the final exam. This certificate is based on the German DGUV regulations. In German workshops this certificate is mandatory to work on high-voltage vehicles, however the requirements may vary by country and have to be checked on an individual basis.
Meyle’s senior technical trainer stresses the relevance of the course for the international market: “The course content is not only highly relevant for all workshops in Germany but also across the globe, since the training covers all essential aspects when dealing with a high-voltage vehicle. That is why we felt the need to develop an English version being accessible for everyone.”
All participants are familiarized with the relevant safety and health aspects. In addition to this, the focus is on content such as differences between the various drive topologies, legal matters as well as hazards and first aid in order to optimally prepare participants for customer requirements.
In addition to the topic of high-voltage, Meyle also offers training on many other current topics, including braking systems, intelligent repair solutions or oil changes for automatic transmissions. The German brand covers passenger cars, light commercial and HGVs.
(IRTE has also launched a digital vehicle certification package as part of its irtec technician accreditation programme; more information is available in the second link below).