EV Manufacturer Approved Installer
To carry out work and claim under the Homecharge Scheme and Workplace Scheme installers must also be approved by the manufacturer of the chargepoints they are installing. This is what the government outlines in their official guidance for installers joining these schemes:
Homecharge Scheme 1.7 – Authorised (EVHS) installers must also be formally approved by chargepoint manufacturers to install their equipment. Installers must also notify DVLA about the manufacturer authorisation prior to the installation of the chargepoint and must provide evidence of this approval to the DVLA. Installers must seek authorisation from the manufacturer for each model of chargepoint that they wish to install under the scheme.
Workplace Scheme 3.1.2 – Installations under WCS can only be completed by installers that have been authorised by OLEV and who have approval from a chargepoint manufacturer to install their authorised equipment.
You can download official government documents for both the Homecharge and Workplace schemes at the bottom of this article.
For example, if you are installing a Rolec Wallpod:EV HomeSmart charge point it is a legal requirement to be authorised as a Rolec approved installer before doing so. Once you are authorised by Rolec you will be elligible to install the product and then claim grants for the applicant.
Installers must also be able to demonstrate proof of training to apply for status. To support installers with this process, we are continuing to work in association with GREenergy Training who provide a City & Guild 2919-01 accredited electric vehicle charge point installation training course.
This course is run in partnership with Rolec who will support you with your OLEV registration following the course. They will also give you the option to become a Rolec approved installer so you will be authorised to install their products.
The course covers the technical requirements and practical considerations of installing charge points and is available across the UK. It includes modules on domestic, commercial and public installations; the inspection, testing and certification of EV charging equipment; and system testing, fault finding and examinations.
It has been desiged for qualified electricians who are looking to gain the practical and technical skills required to become an OLEV certified installer and to start installing electric vehicle chargeing points. Find out more information about this course with the below link.