Microskills - EV - Emergency Responder

Emergency Responder: Electric Vehicle Incident and Emergency Response

The presence of vehicles with Lithium-ion batteries is rapidly growing across NSW. With new technologies come a new set of hazards and risks when the technology fails or is involved in an accident on our roads. Understanding and managing these hazards will help to minimise risks to responders and the community and develop confidence in new technologies.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the key features and types of electric vehicles.
  2. Identify an electric vehicle at an incident.
  3. Identify and mitigate hazards and risks at an EV incident.
  4. Undertake safe rescue operations from an electric vehicle.
  5. Undertake firefighting operations when an electric vehicle battery is compromised.
  6. Conduct a vehicle handover to recovery partners.
  7. Safely recover, transport and store a damaged EVs.

Price: $210 (inc. GST) per person.

This course is available to all NSW emergency responders at a fully discounted rate. If you are a current NSW emergency responder, follow the directions supplied to you by your NSW emergency response agency to access this training.

If you are part of an organisation that works with EVs and has employees who could benefit from completing our Emergency Responder EV Incident and Emergency Response training, please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you.

 

Microskills - EV - Emergency Responder

Module information

In this module, you'll learn about:

  • the growing market,
  • types of electric vehicles available in Australia,
  • electric vehicle categories and components, and
  • key features, differences, and identification points of electric vehicles, including battery voltages and modules.

In this module, you'll learn about:

  • the electrical hazards associated with electric vehicles,
  • the process of thermal runaway, including secondary ignition,
  • unexpected vehicle movement, and
  • hazardous materials that may be present following damage to a battery pack.

In this module, you will learn about:

  • EV incident risk controls,
  • EV incident safe approach,
  • Identification of an EV,
  • EV immobilisation,
  • Disabling of HV systems, and
  • Handover of damaged EVs.

In this module, you will learn about:

  • size up rescue incidents involving electric vehicles,
  • use a variety of methods to identify high voltage (HV) components,
  • rescue considerations to minimise damage and exposure to HV components,
  • safely stabilise an electric vehicle, and
  • understand electric vehicle submersion hazards.

In this module, you will learn about:

  • general EV firefighting principles,
  • fire protection at EV incidents,
  • secondary ignition, and
  • EV firefighting operations.

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The role of tow truck operators at incidents involving electric vehicles,
  • The signs of thermal runaway in an electric vehicle battery pack and how to detect potential hazards using your senses,
  • Safe methods of approaching an incident,
  • Immobilising procedures for an EV,
  • Towing methods,
  • Information for safely recovering electric vehicles,
  • Safety considerations during transport,
  • The safety aspects of submerged electric vehicles and procedures for water recovery, and
  • Safe storage of damaged electric vehicles.