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August 4, 2023


Lithium-Ion batteries. A guide to the fire risk that isn’t going away but can be managed

Lithium-ion battery fires

Lithium-ion battery safety awareness training gains CPD certification

A training course from Firechief introducing the challenges and management around lithium-ion battery fires has been CPD accredited.

The training course – ‘An introduction to the burning issues surrounding lithium-ion battery fires’ – is 45 minute-long, and is designed to provide information around living and working safelty with lithium-ion battery powered devices and electric vehicles. It can be delivered either in-person or as an online webinar.

Firechief-LithiumIonBatteryFires-22Firechief has been prominent in highlighting the growing problem of lithium-ion battery fires over the past few years, having presented at FIREX in May and a webinar on IFSEC Insider last November. Both presentations were very well attended, demonstrating the demand for education on the serious risks involved.

The course is designed for those who are responsible for health and safety or fire safety at work and want to understand the risks of lithium-ion battery fires in their organisation and identify and manage them. It covers:

  • Learn about the magnitude of the risk which Lithium-ion battery fires pose
  • See some examples of Lithium-ion battery fires
  • Gain an understanding of why LiB fires happen
  • Understand how to manage devices containing Lithium-ion batteries to help mitigate the fire risk

Laurie Pollard, Managing Director of Firechief Global commented: “We have developed this course specifically to highlight the risks of Lithium-ion battery fires.

“We recommend you do this course if your organisation uses laptops, mobile phones, power tools or forklift trucks; allows employees to use and charge their personal LiB powered devices on site; stores new Lithium-ion battery powered devices or new Li-ion batteries; stores or recycles used or damaged Lithium-ion battery powered devices or Li-ion batteries; has employees bringing and charging e-bikes or e-scooters on site; has electric vehicles being parked or charged on site; has battery energy storage systems; or sells or repairs Lithium-ion battery powered products.”

Those attending the course will earn CPD points, a certificate and a free download of the Firechief lithium-ion battery safety poster to use in their workplace.


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