Electric ELVES training for ATFs now available online

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Having previously rolled out two very successful rounds of its hybrid and electric vehicle awareness training for Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs), in late 2019 and early 2020, ELVES has reacted to ongoing demand by working with its training provider Salvage Wire Ltd, to provide its Electric ELVES training in a new blended format.The move allows ELVES to provide valuable training even when it is not possible to do this in person.  

Over the last fortnight, information has gone out to all ATFs in the country telling them about the new Electric ELVES training offering. Free of charge to ATFs, the training will be provided through a mix of videos, workbooks, and a live online session with the trainer Andy Latham. ELVES hopes that the new format will enable ATFs to participate, whilst eliminating any current risks associated with meeting in person. It is also hoped that it will open the training to a wider range of participants, for example staff at smaller ATFs, who would have found leaving their site for a day for in-person training a challenge.  

ELVES is offering the training as part of its Electric ELVES programme. The Electric ELVES programme is provided free of charge to all ATFs and, alongside training, provides dismantling information, free collection, and recycling of electric vehicle batteries.

As part of the waste industry, ATFs have continued to operate over the last 12 months, providing vehicle collection and recycling services to the public, local authorities, and An Garda Síochána. The work of ATFs has not stopped, and with this new format, neither does their training. The Electric ELVES programme is helping to ensure that the vehicle recycling industry is prepared for the future.

Further information can be found on the ELVES website  https://www.elves.ie/Latest-News