Axalta Collaborates With MTAQ On EV Safety Awareness Course

Axalta ANZ and the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTAQ) launched their collaborative partnership with the two-hour Electric Vehicle Awareness session, presenting safety aspects and repair processes that the two organisations say collision repairers should consider when handling EVs.

Run by the MTAQ training team on 14 November 2023, the course was aimed at young apprentices, who Axalta said will enter the industry workforce when EVs are common.

“In the repair of electric vehicles, it is critical to consider the necessary process changes,” said Axalta. “The EV Safety Awareness course offered a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in handling high-voltage components, and complex structure and materials. Beyond the technical expertise required, our initiative places an immense focus on the safety of technicians throughout the entire repair process.”

According to Axalta, its commitment to the future of the industry is at the forefront of the initiative. “Geared towards young minds, the EV course leverages the generations’ tech-savvy nature to prepare them for the challenges presented by electric vehicles. We not only invite apprentices to attend future initiatives, but also value their feedback upon completion to refine and evolve our approach,” the company said.

Axalta and the MTAQ said they look forward to conducting more collaborative training sessions next year at their new regional training academy.