Background Westfälisches Ausbildungswerk - WAW GmbH
WAW is a spin-off company of the electrical vehicle institute at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. WAW’s focus is qualification and consulting in the area of electrical vehicle design and production.
The curricula of all hv-training courses at WAW are developed and supervised by Professor Friedbert Pautzke. All trainers at WAW gained thorough experience in all aspects of electrical vehicles as researcher at the Electrical Vehicle Institute. Moreover, every trainer has didactical experience in adult education as lecturer and supervisor at Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
Quality Assurance and conformity with standards
WAW’s hv-training courses follow strictly the regulations of the standard BGI/GUV-I 8686. The BGI/GUV-I 8686 is a standard of the German employer mutual insurance association. It is also recognized at European level and standardizes curricula and qualification levels for different work tasks at vehicles with high voltage electrical installations.
WAW courses are dedicated to not only teach the theoretical background but to give hands on practical experience. Practical measurements on high voltage components will be performed on one of our test vehicles and on our hybrid/electrical drive train test stand.
As test vehicles, WAW uses Honda Insight hybrid vehicles and German E Cars Stromos full electric vehicles. At least one of our test vehicles is used in each hv-training course.
Measurements on test vehicles give course participants the possibility to gain experience on real world hv-installations. However, it is not possible to experience the behaviour of electrical drive trains in all driving situations with a parked test vehicle. For this, WAW uses a test stand that was developed specifically for measurements in high-voltage trainings. This test stand makes it possible to perform lab-measurements on a running hybrid drive train in all relevant driving situations.
Personal safety equipment (e.g. high voltage safety gloves) and measurement equipment (e.g. multimeter, digital oscilloscope) will be placed at the disposal of the course participants by WAW.