Allianz Partners runs free EV, hybrid and PHEV training for independent
recovery operators
09/04/2018  Fleet Industry News


Allianz’s collaboration with IVR (Institute of Vehicle Recovery) to deliver
free EV and hybrid training marks an “industry first” and creates a new
skills benchmark.

Allianz Partners in the UK and Ireland is working with the IVR to deliver
the latest in electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle training
for its network of independent recovery operators.

The course is available free of charge to all independent recovery operators
on the Allianz Partners network, however, there is a minimal certification
fee should they wish to formally receive the IVR VR27 Module accreditation.  

Fully funded by Allianz Partners, six 12-delegate capacity courses will run
across the year, aimed at those working with high voltage vehicles.

Subjects include the history of hybrid and EVs, principles and range of
operation, how to identify EV, hybrid and PHEVs, as well as the potential

Course attendees will also learn how to keep themselves and others safe at
the scene of a disabled or damaged vehicle. 

Allianz Partners’ network manager UK and Ireland Mark Debenham said: “The
latest SMMT figures show that the UK saw a 34.8% increase in electric and
hybrid vehicle registrations in 2017.

“We are responding to the rapid growth of this market, working with the IVR
to deliver first class training for the independent recovery operator
sector, raising standards and meeting industry demand.”

Institute of Vehicle Recovery’s chairman Chris Hoare said: “This course will
provide attendees with a basic but much needed overview of EV and hybrid
vehicles and the associated health and safety requirements as it affects
them and anyone else at the scene of a breakdown and repatriation.

“Anyone completing the course successfully has the option of IVR VR27 Module
Certification, providing them with the knowledge they need to comply with
the latest EV and hybrid vehicle legislation and the confidence to deal with
breakdowns and recoveries, as more and more of these vehicle travel along UK
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