Shipping Lithium BatteriesAug 20th, 2019
Lithium batteries are being used more and more within the Geotechnical industry and are heavily regulated. They must now be transported as dangerous goods and fully comply with the appropriate regulatory provision.
Businesses that regularly handle, process or transport dangerous goods must appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and further regulations depending on the mode of transport used (air, road and sea).
Geosense currently has three fully-trained Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors who ensure all shipments of dangerous goods, including the WI-SOS 480 Wireless Range, are fully compliant.
When lithium batteries are shipped contained in equipment, they must be protected against a short circuit and be unable to power the device.