HVIA members and training stakeholders attended the second HVIA LITE Skills and Training Working Group meeting last week to progress action on zero emission vehicle skills and training priorities.
HVIA’s Paul Woodland says the working group is working to identify the mix of skills and knowledge that will be required to ensure safety for any technician working on and around high voltage electric heavy vehicles.
“The group is looking at access to approved training for body builders,” he said. “The skill requirements include workplace safety, electrical safety and best practice for body fitment and the fitment of common accessories such as tail lifts and cranes.
“We also need to ensure body builders have access to technical information for all electric vehicle models sold in Australia, to complete work safely.
“HVIA is also advocating for national consistency in funding arrangements to subsidise electric heavy vehicle training and upskilling of technicians to improve the industry uptake and transition.”
The HVIA LITE aims to provide a coordinated and collaborative approach to identifying and resolving issues, including ensuring relevant and appropriate skills and training are available for the existing and future workforce.
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