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Why you need a competent professional to maintain and repair your EV charge point


It is becoming clearer and clearer that there is only going to be more EV‘s on the road and we are already seeing this. For example, Tesla’s, the most popular EV, used to be a rarity, now they are being seen with a much higher frequency. With this influx in EV’s naturally there will be a greater demand for EV charging points too.


The question is, do we in the UK have the correct infrastructure to support this high demand, and can we ensure that people using EV charging points are safely protected against faulty stations?


Many electricians are lacking in adequate training and expertise


Concerns have been expressed regarding the safety of the charge points set up in workplaces as well as homes and on public roads all around the UK as sales of electric cars surge.


According to a City & Guilds research, there is a dearth of suitable training when it comes to installing and servicing electric vehicle chargers, which might have "disastrous implications."


A survey of 500 UK electricians revealed that 99% of them were aware that working around charging outlets entailed significant dangers. Despite the risk, just 28% stated they have invested in specialized training.


The qualifications awarding body discovered that due to the increase in zero-emission vehicles on the road before the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles, the majority of electricians in the UK plan to seek work installing or repairing EV charge points in the next 12 months.


Unless businesses make sure that their workforce has the requisite training, skills, knowledge, and experience to safely fit, repair, and maintain EV charge points, this "demonstrates an obvious risk."


Managing the increase in EV


According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' most recent data, sales of electric vehicles are already up 58% in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2021. (SMMT).


It’s clear that electricians will be required to learn quickly by upskilling in order to safely manage this burden. This as the burden will only increase by 2030, with the government alrerady planning to double the number of electric car chargers to 300,000 by then.


It is critical as an industry that we recognise this safety concern and guarantee that EV charging outlets are implemented in a way that is standardized and most importantly, safe. If this is managed correctly it will prevent many, many potential hazards in the near future.




We provide installation, testing and maintenace of all EV Charging Point types throughout the UK, if you'd like support with your EV Charging Points or station, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 - enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.

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