Transport of lithium batteries by air

Transporting Lithium batteries by air.

Companies that send or return lithium batteries are not always aware of the transport regulations that apply to them. Moreover, these regulations have recently been tightened up.

The increase in use has meant that batteries and the articles in which they are contained are being transported more frequently. In principle, the shipper/consignor is responsible for compliance with the rules. Employees responsible for the preparation of shipments of lithium batteries such as mobile phones and/or tablets must have received instruction in accordance with their job function.

The minimum requirements for this instruction are described in paragraph 1.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA book). By following the E-learning Lithium Batteries at PMT you meet these requirements.

IATA has also noted that an increasing number of lithium ion batteries, or articles containing these batteries, are being transported by air. In order to limit the risk, the requirements have been tightened up. For example, loose batteries may only be carried on cargo planes and no longer on aircraft that also carry passengers. They may also only be taken on board if they are charged to a maximum of 30%.

Would you like to know more about training courses aimed at transporting lithium batteries by air? Then you can contact PMT!

PMT Ground Crew Training Centre
Tupolevlaan 41-63
1119 NW Schiphol-Rijk, Tel: 020-6537133