Risk Analysis for Towing & Recovery Professionals
Risk Analysis services are provided at no cost to towing professionals
Thank you for your interest in taking advantage of our FREE Risk Analysis services for tow and recovery professionals. New Federal standards and recommendations state that hybrid and electric vehicles that have been involved in a collision, fire or water related incident now require a Risk Analysis Inspection.
With so many different types of high voltage systems on the road today, tow professionals find it hard to identify and know the specifics of each vehicle to make it safe for transport after being involved in an incident that caused potential damage. The ongoing issue of electric vehicles reigniting due to thermal runaway – often hours, days or weeks after an event – has caused these new federal standards to impact the towing community.
The Energy Security Agency has met this need with our Risk Analysis services. Through an ESA Risk Analysis, your organization is a step closer to safety, compliance and liability mitigation.
How and When to Use the ESA
IF IT’S A HYBRID OR ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND REQUIRES A TOW AFTER A COLLISION, FIRE OR WATER EXPOSURE – CALL THE ESA RIGHT AWAY
1-855-ESA SAFE or 1-855-372-7233
1. Anytime you are required to tow or transport a hybrid or electric vehicle that has been involved in a collision, fire or a water related incident, you will need to call the ESA for a Risk Analysis at 1-855-372-7233.
2. During your call with the ESA, the Risk Analysis Agent (RAA) will ask you several vehicle specific questions, then text you a link to quickly upload pictures of the vehicle.
3. Your RAA will then give you instructions on how to electrically shut down the vehicle and provide storage and handling guidance. This may include isolating the vehicle, elevating a specific side of the vehicle to allow for water to drain out of a battery or clear the vehicle for normal handling.
4. The RAA will determine the vehicle’s risk level – a level green, yellow or red – based on the analysis specifics and ask that you place the designated Risk Analysis Placard sticker (RAP sticker) on the vehicle. This sticker allows you and others to later identify the vehicles risk level for safe handling.
The entire process will typically take between 5 and 15 minutes. To ensure liability mitigation and meet the current standards, every hybrid and electric vehicle requires a Risk Analysis to be conducted if it meets the criteria above.
ENROLLMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO USE THE ESA SERVICES. BY ENROLLING, YOU WILL RECIEVE RISK ANALYSIS PLACARD (RAP) STICKERS TO BE USED AS DIRECTED DURING RISK ANALYSIS WITH THE ESA
ESA Partners Program:
The Energy Security Agency has recently received approval to pay towing and recovery professionals for their time when placing Risk Analysis calls to the ESA.
The ESA Partners Program is optional, easy to sign up for and pays towing companies for the purchase of uploaded photos. Earn money while staying safe! Click the “Join the ESA Partner Program” button below to get started.
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