Shippers of Lithium Batteries

Purpose of the Course
This course gives students the knowledge to interpret and apply the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) to shipments of Lithium batteries.

Duration of Course
1 Day

Course Content
The course is designed to provide comprehensive training in the theory and practical aspects of transporting Lithium batteries by air. It examines the IATA DGR and provides a systematic approach to preparing a Lithium battery consigment for air transport.
Students will learn the following:

  • Dangerous Goods terminology
  • Australian Dangerous Goods legislation and its relationship with ICAO
  • General philosophy on carriage of dangerous goods
  • Shipper’s and Operator’s responsibilities
  • Risk to aircraft and occupants associated with Lithium Batteries
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Identification, including allocation of proper shipping names and United Nations numbers
  • Determining excepted lithium batteries or fully regulated class 9 lithium batteries
  • Packing, marking and labelling a lithium battery consignment
  • Completion of documentation that needs to accompany each consignment
  • Handling, stowage
  • Recognising hidden dangerous goods
  • Emergency procedures

Classroom assignments and exercises will give practical experience to put the knowledge gained to the test and will enable the successful achievement of the assessment.

Course Recognition
This course is approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority. A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire and the qualification is valid for two years. Before the expiry of this time, you will be notified of course dates available for recertification to keep your qualification current.

Who Should Attend?
If you are a shipper of Lithium batteries and involved with its movement by air, then this is the ideal course for you.
It is also suited for employees of freight forwarders, ground handling agents and operators involved in the acceptance, handling, loading of Lithium batteries for air freight.
No previous knowledge or experience with dangerous goods or air transport is required to be able to complete the course.