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PROJECT WORLDWIDE UNIFORM INFORMATION FOR FIRST AND SECOND RESPONDERS

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PROJECT LEADERS

Dr. Judy Jeevarajan, vice president and executive director of the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute : https://ul.org/research/electrochemical-safety  , and Kurt Vollmacher, independent expert on new energies at ENERGY SAFETY and creator and project leader of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17840 standard, have been working together on a project that aims to promote the existing ISO 17840 standard for road vehicles (covering passenger cars, buses, coaches, light and heavy commercial vehicles) and create non-binding free-of-charge guidelines to extend the use of the standard for other applications/systems that use batteries and/or other power sources (not covered by ISO 17840).

 

 

WHAT IS ISO 17840?

ISO 17840 includes out of 4 parts
 

  • Road vehicles - Information for first and second responders: Part 1: Rescue sheet for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles

       ISO 17840-1:2022: https://www.iso.org/standard/78461.html

 

  • Road vehicles - Information for first and second responders: Part 2: Rescue sheet for buses, coaches and heavy commercial vehicles

       ISO 17840-2:2019: https://www.iso.org/standard/67351.html

 

  • Road vehicles - Information for first and second responders: Part 3: Emergency response guide template

       ISO 17840-3:2019: https://www.iso.org/standard/67353.html

 

YOUR ACTIVE HELP IS NEEDED

Are you an expert from the automobile, renewable/energy storage systems, aviation, railways, marine, mining, motorsport, agriculture, or construction industry? Are you a responder or safety manager/officer working in and familiar with the above sectors? Are you keen to contribute towards the safety of the worldwide responders and interested in supporting this global effort? If yes, you are in the right place and we need your support now!

Support the first and second responders worldwide… We welcome your participation to promote and create standardized practices for providing better guidance to the first and second responders.


Scope and details of working groups:

Working Group 1

Scope: Promote, create awareness, and spread the word regarding the worldwide implementation of the existing ISO 17840 standard covering road and passenger vehicles, including cars, buses, coaches, light, and heavy commercial vehicles.

 
Working Groups 2-8

Scope: Develop non-binding free-of-charge guidelines to help manufacturers create rescue sheets and emergency response guides in line with existing ISO 17840 for other applications/systems that use batteries as their main power source and are not covered by ISO 17840, namely:

  • Group 2. Fixed and movable installations

  • Group 3. Maritime vehicles

  • Group 4. Motorsport vehicles

  • Group 5. Air vehicles

  • Group 6. Railroad vehicles

  • Group 7. Agriculture, construction, heavy machinery and mining vehicles

  • Group 8. Electric motorcycles

MEMBER CRITERIA AND TIME COMMITMENTS 

Important instructions and considerations:

 

  • Your participation in one or more working groups will be completely voluntary.

  • You will not be paid for your contribution/support to this initiative.

  • You can be a member of the working group(s) on a voluntary basis despite holding a full/part time employment in any organization.

  • To become a member, you need to actively contribute towards the implementation of the project and share your insights and expertise to promote the usage of the existing ISO 17840 standard (working group 1) and create guidelines, including rescue sheets and emergency response guides for other applications.   

  • The materials, content, symbols, and all other information created by the member/members of the working groups used for this initiative are made free-of-charge. No member/members will solely own any material produced. The final aim is that this material will be used for creating future ISO standards, as a follow up to ISO 17840.

  • ISO 17840 standards are available for purchase from the ISO website. Please refer to the Resources section to access the standards and other related resources.


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