04 July 2023
With all the attention focusing on the ongoing electrification of the automotive industry, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are other alternative fuels driving change.
Hydrogen is now used in many vehicles, particularly the heavy vehicle sector. Just like electric cars, hydrogen-powered vehicles produce zero harmful emissions on the road and offer a cleaner, greener alternative to traditional combustion engines.
And while, at the moment, electric power is not considered a long-distance solution for major HGV makers in areas where good charging infrastructure is hard to come by or battery sizes are too unwieldy, hydrogen-powered fuel cells are looking like a promising alternative for heavy-duty and long-haul truck transport.
Similarly, as the 2030 deadline for the sales ban on new combustion engine cars draws ever nearer, big name European manufacturers are experimenting more and more with what can be achieved with this source of alternative fuel.
So, with more hydrogen trucks and cars expected to appear in the future, why not prepare your workforce for their arrival? GTG can offer a Level 1 Hydrogen Vehicle Awareness qualification, which will ensure your business and employees are ready to work with this technology.
What will you learn?
On the course, you will:
- Gain an understanding of the different types of hydrogen vehicles available.
- Gain an understanding of the hazards around motor vehicle hydrogen systems.
- Learn how to work safely around hydrogen vehicles.
This qualification is designed for those people who may encounter hydrogen vehicles (all variations) and require safety awareness. It’s also suitable for non-technical people, such as managers, valeters, parts, sales and aftersales staff, event staff, vehicle recovery personnel, vehicle dismantlers, vehicle damage assessors, insurance companies, vehicle hire companies and hydrogen vehicle drivers.
Upon completion of the course, you will leave with a good understanding of hydrogen vehicles, how to work safely around them, and the dangers and precautions to avoid potential injury.
Why choose GTG?
With over 50 years’ experience and a wide range of IMI-accredited courses available, GTG has long established itself as a leading training provider in the automotive sector.
Our high-spec workshops come with all the tools, equipment, ramps and pits needed to work safely with heavy vehicles. Plus, our trainers have years of experience and are highly qualified, providing technical hands-on and classroom training to support technicians as they look to advance their knowledge and careers.
We can also adapt training methods for our candidates’ needs and our trainers are there to provide continued support to ensure everyone is confident in safely carrying out the tasks at hand.
Search our range of automotive technical courses available here.