RC59 - Risk Control - Fire safety when charging electric vehicles

  • 16 Jul 2012
  • Sustainability

This document aims to provide practical guidance to insurers and their clients on fire hazards and appropriate control measures associated with the charging of electric vehicles in public places, on commercial and industrial premises and within or in the vicinity of residential premises (such as blocks of flats, care homes and sheltered accommodation). The vehicles concerned include the new generation of electric cars, vans and electric buggies of the type that are now frequently used at sports events and seen on the roads around commercial and industrial sites; a separate section considers mobility ‘scooters’.