Automotive Training

Understand & mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery & electric vehicle fires 
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What will you learn?

Session 1: Lithium-ion battery & electric vehicle basics

  • What is a lithium-ion battery, how are they constructed & where are they used? 
  • What do the stats say about lithium-ion battery fire cause, risk & consequence? Develop your professional skills
  • What is thermal runaway?
  • Early warning signs of thermal runaway 
  • How to recognise a damaged lithium-ion battery 
  • Battery ignition & vapour cloud explosion
  • Categorisation of LiBs & emergency response 
  • A look at thermal runaway across a range of lithium-ion battery uses

Session 2: Prevention, Preparation, Response, Recovery

  • Pre-work checklist & inspections
  • Safer EV charging procurement & installation
  • Preparing for a high risk EV
  • Why you should establish a quarantine area
  • Training staff to recognise the early signs of thermal runaway 
  • Emerging products & tools 
  • Why is there a risk of secondary ignition? 
  • What do you need to know for post-incident recovery?

Your vital first step to confidently mitigating battery fire risks in an electrified world.

Introducing your expert instructors

Emma Sutcliffe

EV FireSafe director
Emma is the Director of EV FireSafe, a private company funded by the Australian Department of Defence to research EV battery fires & emergency response. She is also an operational volunteer firefighter.

Dan Fish

EV firesafe technical specialist
Dan is EV FireSafe's Technical Specialist & EV safety guru. He started his career as a mechanic & became a full-time firefighter 20 years ago. He now has an encyclopaedic knowledge of EVs & high voltage systems.
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