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EV Guidelines

The ARA, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, has developed health and safety guidelines for the safe handling of electric vehicles and high voltage batteries.

The information is intended to provide workplaces in the automotive towing and recovery and automotive recycling industries with information on their basic legal responsibilities and to provide a consistent approach in identifying and safely controlling workplace hazards associated with the recovery, transportation, handling,
dismantling and storage of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and High Voltage (HV) batteries.

The following documents are available for free download:




Guideline Manual:
Guidelines Manual
OHS Guidelines and Industry Supported Safe Workplace Practices for EVs
Toolbox Meeting:
Identifying, Securing, and Disabling an EV
Towing and Recovery:
Loading and transporting an EV
Loading and Transporting an EV
Towing and Recovery:
EV Water Recoveries
Auto Recycling:
Moving Hybrids, BEVs, With a Forklift
Auto Recycling:
Dismantling Hybrids, BEVs, Battery Removal