Electric Vehicle Standards: AS/NZS 5732:2022 Electric Vehicle Operations – Maintenance and repair

Who this standard is for:

The standard is applicable to a broad audience within the automotive repair industry, including technicians in both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket repair workshops.

Its focus is on providing essential guidance to support safety and efficiency in servicing Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) fleet.

What is AS/NZS 5732:2022?

AS/NZS 5732:2022 specifies requirements and guidance on the safe and appropriate handling procedures for those within the mechanical repair, body repair and refinishing industries when working on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

What are the benefits of AS/NZS 5732:2022?

The standard seeks to provide enhanced safety for technicians working on EVs by providing clear guidance on handling repairs, particularly in relation to high-voltage systems in various types of EVs.

It reflects advancements in maintenance operations, so that workshops are equipped to handle the increasing demand for maintenance and servicing of electric vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.

The standard also tackles the critical issue of obtaining compliant PPE, helping technicians to access the necessary safety equipment, particularly regarding the insulation gloves they should use. Collaborative efforts from the technical committee, which consist of experts from the auto industry and electrical industry, has helped the standard to address requirements for maintaining and improving safety and efficiency in Australia’s EV maintenance and repair sector.

What’s changed in the revised standard?

AS/NZS 5732:2022 updates and revises the original 2015 standard to reflect:

  • Changes in technology in terms of EV types, such as fuel cell EVs
  • Changes in maintenance operations
  • Additional guidance on safety and PPE requirements
  • Requirements for insulation gloves to existing standards
  • Guidance on equipment and layout of workshops.



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