Lithium Ion Batteries – Safe Handling in the Work Environment and Daily Practice

Online Seminar
VA23-00481
Participation fee: 595 €

In this online seminar, practice-relevant and field-tested measures and procedures in the fields of logistics, use, testing, storage, service, occupational health and safety, occupational safety and repair in the field of lithium-ion batteries are presented and discussed. Implementation options and variants are presented or jointly developed. The topics presented and developed can then be implemented 1:1 in the participants’ own environment.

Speakers:

Dipl.-Ing. Lars Hollmotz
Dipl.-Ing. Alfred R. Jeckel

Topics from the field include:

  • Incoming goods inspection for batteries, damage checklist, outgoing goods inspection
  • Moving components of unknown status to quarantine areas
  • Components Occupational safety / protective equipment / safety equipment Workshop, warehouse, test areas
  • Emergency procedures – extinguishing, extinguishing agents, emergency areas, emergency containers, involvement of fire brigade and plant security, PPE
  • Condition assessment of a Li-ion battery
  • Training needs for staff in the various areas involved, qualification plan and content

In the online seminar, the structure and content of a guide for the safe handling of Li-ion cells/batteries (rechargeable batteries) is jointly developed and presented.

On the topic

The lithium-ion battery is the essential core component in the technological shift of the automotive industry towards electromobility (e-mobility) and electric vehicles (e-vehicles) or electric cars (e-cars). This technology carries risks and dangers that can be reduced with proper preparation and responsible handling.

The possible consequences in the event of a fault (e.g. due to internal / external short circuit, thermal runway) include fire and smoke as well as the escape of chemical substances. Diese Auswirkungen können sowohl sofort als auch mit einer zeitlichen Verzögerung sichtbar werden. Possible safety measures include professionally correct damage assessment, safe packaging, storage and transport of components in the appropriate packaging.

With regard to the selection of protective clothing and rescue measures, attention should be paid not only to PPE but also to suitable gas analysis equipment, extinguishing containers and the right extinguishing agent in sufficient quantities.

A suitable qualification concept must include the chemical and thermal risks of lithium technology in addition to qualification based on electrical risks.

Agenda

Online seminar, 09:00 to 16:30

  • Welcome and agenda
  • Basics of Li-Ion technology
  • Presentation of guidelines and process chain
  • Introduction Topics – Safety – Ageing – Characteristics/Performance
  • Introduction to the associated risks, hazards and safety concepts
  • Detailed consideration of practical topics – logistics, use, testing, storage, service, repair, recycling
  • Questions and answers
  • Conclusion

Objective

This online seminar focuses on the following goals:

  • The knowledge about risks and hazards necessary for the daily handling of lithium technology is imparted.
  • An overview of applicable safety-relevant measures is given.
  • Participants can take away a framework and a lot of information as a basis for a guide on the safe handling of lithium cells and batteries.
  • Practical advice and suggestions for necessary documents (checklists, test reports, etc.) are given, which can be implemented directly.
Circle of participants
Employees and managers from companies, research institutes, test laboratories, production etc. who deal with lithium-ion batteries of any size and from any area of application on a daily basis. Persons responsible for the transport and storage of hazardous substances, occupational safety specialists and safety officers. Also addressed are persons who prepare the shipment and warehouse logistics specialists.