Webinar: Lithium-Ion Battery Fires – A burning issue in today’s world

Why do they happen and what can you do to keep lithium-ion battery fire safe?

Available on-demand

This webinar was part of the Webinar Wednesdays 2022 series, select one or multiple webinars from the series to watch them on-demand.

Lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion) batteries are a common part of everyday life, at home and at work but Lithium-Ion Battery fires are an increasing problem and are recognised as a serious Health & Safety issue by many, including Transport for London who banned all e-scooters and e-bikes from its network in November 2021 following an incident. In this webinar you will learn why the dangers Lithium-Ion battery fires pose such a big problem, why they happen, how to prevent them and should one occur, how to manage and extinguish one. This webinar will be of particular interest to Health & Safety professionals, Buildings & Facilities Managers and Operations Managers, etc.

When you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the magnitude of the risk which lithium-ion battery fires pose
  • Witness some examples of lithium-ion battery fires
  • Understand exactly why lithium-ion battery fires take place
  • Know how to manage devices containing lithium-ion batteries, to help mitigate the fire risk
  • Come away with awareness of which products are available to help manage the risk of lithium-ion battery fires and put them out should they occur

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Matt Humby

Technical Sales Consultant at Firechief Global

Matt has more than 22 years’ experience in the fire industry and has worked with leading extinguisher manufacturers to help them gain Full EN3 approval, and Fire Ratings under EN3 for their products, working in conjunction with LPCB and Lloyds Register. He has run his own fire safety business providing all types of fire and safety products to the UK and Europe and has dealt with international corporations such as General Motors Europe, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Nissan UK, London Taxis International, and Scania Bus Poland; UK Retail clients including Halfords, Currys, Go Outdoors, and Blacks Camping;  and public sector organisations such as Police Forces, Local Authorities and Schools.

Matt now provides advice and solutions to help mitigate the fire risk with fire safety products for both commercial and residential building projects and has a particular interest in the risks, causes and effects of Lithium Battery fires.  Connect with him on LinkedIn or find out more at Lithium-ion Battery Safety Range | Firechief Global

James Moore

Editor, IFSEC Insider

James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Insider, a leading online publication for security and fire safety news and the content platform that runs alongside the IFSEC and FIREX events. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports, as well as hosting webinars and panel discussions. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.

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