Lithium batteries pose unique concerns when shipped by air. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in lithium battery incidents on-board aircraft. Those who may not think that they ship lithium batteries should think again. They are an integral part of our life: cell phones, laptop computers, GPS systems, and more all use lithium metal or ion batteries. Even shipping a cell phone or laptop from one location to another will require basic knowledge of the hazards involved.
SHIPPING LITHIUM BATTERIES BY AIR ONLINE COURSE TOPICS
What are lithium batteries?
Overview of federal and international regulations (IATA/ICAO)
Use of the IATA book
Classification of dangerous goods according to IATA/ICAO
Using the dangerous goods list
General packing requirements
UN specific packaging
Specific packaging requirements for lithium batteries
Selecting and understanding packing instructions
Marking and labelling
Shipping documents including declarations and waybills
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 2.5 hours.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.