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Carriage of Lithium Batteries by Air, Sea or Road

The 2 day Carriage of Lithium Batteries course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge required to correctly handle and prepare shipments of lithium batteries for transport by all modes of transport. We give delegates the confidence to transfer the knowledge of the IATA, IMDG and ADR regulations into their work environment. This course supports the regulation changes regarding the carriage of Lithium Batteries in 2017. Designed to assist shippers and freight handling organisations in the correct transporting of these dangerous goods.

A level of Dangerous Goods knowledge is required in order to attend this course and it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the 2019 Lithium Battery Guidelines and have access to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 

Lithium batteries are divided into two sections
  1. Lithium Content type – e.g., Lithium ion, Lithium metal 
  2. How they are going to be transported e.g. stand alone batteries, lithium batteries contained in or packed with equipment.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to
  • Correctly prepare a consignment of lithium batteries for all modes of transportation
  • Validate whether a consignment has been prepared correctly for all modes of transportation
  • Adhere to practices and standards regarding acceptance and responsibilities for the preparation and handling of lithium batteries for transportation.
The course content covers:
  • UK Law and Applicability for ICAO, IMDG and ADR Regulations
  • Identification of Lithium ion and lithium metal batteries
  • Classification, Proper Shipping Name and Special Provisions
  • Packaging Requirements
  • Marking & Labelling requirements
  • Preparing the documentation – shipper’s declaration and transport documents for carriage

The Air section of the course is fully approved in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and concludes with a validation. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years, after which they must re-validate their qualification.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an intense, fully regulated course which concludes with a regulated test, a pass must be achieved in order to receive official validation. The required pass mark is 80%
Re-sits are available but it is advised that they should be taken within one month of the original course.


Visit the Dangerous Goods event page to see current course dates.