CRS16157/540 - Alternatively Powered Vehicles incl Electric/Hybrid 


Covers the vehicle recovery technician’s considerations when handling, recovering, transporting and storing these types of vehicle and is suitable for all vehicle recovery technicians. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Health and safety requirements applicable to electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Differences between internal combustion and high voltage vehicles
  • The principles of hybrid and electric vehicle operation
  • The potential hazards with high voltage vehicles
  • Understand realistic vehicle recovery operator issues, including storage

Practical Learning Outcome

  • Explain a low voltage disconnect and low voltage boost start, thermal checking and recording
  • Understand how to safely load/unload, secure and the stability of an alternatively powered vehicle on a recovery transporter, using suitable ancillary equipment
Module/course type
Recommended duration (full course)
7 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number