Battery Seminars – Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium batteries are used in many electronic devices today. They are shipped all over the world. The problem is that these batteries can be dangerous and pose a safety risk if they are not properly packaged and shipped. That’s why lithium batteries are classified as hazardous materials. You must meet specific requirements when shipping and transporting lithium ion batteries. Our Dangerous Goods Battery Seminar will help you on everything related to shipping lithium-ion batteries of and transporting them.

Why is it necessary to be instructed on the handling of lithium batteries?

Lithium batteries have become the primary power source for a wide range of consumer products, from cell phones and children’s toys to cars and e-bikes. Although they are widely used, most people are unaware that lithium batteries are hazardous materials that can pose a safety risk if not prepared in accordance with transportation regulations.

If the shipment of the lithium batteries takes place via air transport, a lithium-ion battery falls under dangerous goods in air freight. The goods must be labeled and transported accordingly so that no incidents occur. Our dangerous goods battery seminar helps to know all necessary hazards and comply with regulations.

Our online dangerous goods battery seminars explain to you and your employees how to handle lithium batteries in a dangerous goods compliant manner.

The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for Lithium Ion Battery Shipping govern the procedures for shipping lithium batteries. Shippers of lithium-ion batteries have a legal obligation to pack, declare and transport them in accordance with the regulations for dangerous goods in air freight. Our seminars are designed precisely for this knowledge acquisition and the challenges in practice. In this way, you ensure that your employees acquire the optimum knowledge.

ProSafeCon is the leading provider of dangerous goods courses and training. Besides this dangerous goods lithium battery seminar, we also offer you and your employees the ADR 1.3 Course as well as the IATA Dangerous Goods Training Online.

The Dangerous Goods Battery Seminar is offered monthly as a webinar. All you need is an internet connection.

Procedure of the online seminar Lithium Batteries

Lithium Batterien Versenden Online Seminar

This dangerous goods batteries seminar is aimed at people involved in the packaging, shipping and transport of lithium batteries. The aim of our battery seminars is therefore that you understand what you need to consider when packing, shipping and transporting lithium batteries.

Contents:

  • What is dangerous goods?
  • Why are lithium batteries classified as dangerous goods?
  • What types of lithium batteries are there?
  • What are the risks and dangers of lithium batteries?
  • How are lithium batteries packed correctly?
  • How must lithium batteries be labeled?
  • What are the special regulations in the dangerous goods law for lithium batteries?
  • What does a correct transport document look like when shipping lithium batteries?
  • What has to be considered when transporting lithium batteries?
  • Examples

Duration: 2 Hrs.


Process:

  • Welcome & introduction of the instructor: 5 min
  • Carrying out the instruction: 90 min
  • Clarification of individual questions: 25 min

The seminar will be held in GERMAN.

How can I participate?

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Booking

Register for the seminar using the form. Choose a date for it, confirm and pay with your preferred payment method. Existing customers are welcome to pay by invoice.

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Participation in the online seminar Lithium Batteries

After booking you will receive a link from us. Please follow the link on the booked date at the specified time. At the end of the seminar we have scheduled time to address your individual questions.

Handout

At the end of the seminar you will receive a handout from us in which we have summarized the main aspects of the correct shipping of lithium ion batteries for you. We will send this to you by email.

Our instructors

Our lecturers for the dangerous goods battery seminar are experts in shipping dangerous goods by air as well as dangerous goods safety advisors for the modes of transport ADR, RID, IMDG and IATA dangerous goods regulations. They have specialized in the area of shipping batteries across all modes of transport.

Prosafecon Markus Höhfeld

Markus Höhfeld

Mathias Robbe

Online Dangerous Goods Battery Seminar

External clients

75 €/ Participant
  • Participation in instruction per person*
  • Handout
  • Certificate of attendance according to ADR 1.3 (if required)
  • Package price**: On request starting from 10 tickets

Subscribed clients

65 €/ Participant
  • Participation in instruction per person*
  • Handout
  • Certificate of attendance according to ADR 1.3 (if required)
  • Package price**: On request starting from 10 tickets

*Each participant must attend on their own computer
**On request, we will be happy to create package prices for 10 tickets or more.
The accesses can be used by different employees.

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Premium clients

55 €/ Participant
  • Participation in instruction per person*
  • Handout
  • Certificate of attendance according to ADR 1.3 (if required)
  • Package price**: On request starting from 10 tickets

Register now for the online seminar Lithium Batteries! (German)

You have problems with the registration? Call us at 0211 540 142 80!

Dangerous Goods Lithium Batteries Training – FAQs

What are the technical requirements to participate in the webinar?

You need a 2 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Also, their operating systems should be Windows 8, Mac OS 10.13, Linux or Chrome OS or a newer version. The software used is a browser-based platform. Therefore, you must use the latest and official versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge or Opera.

Where can I ask technical questions?

If you have technical questions, please contact schlungen@prosafecon.de.

What happens if I have problems logging in on the day of the instruction?

If you have any problems, please write to us at schulung@prosafecon.de. We will try to help you as soon as possible.

What does the SV 188 mean

This special provision (SV) applies to:
UN 3480, UN 3481 Lithium-ion cell ≤ 20 Wh, Lithium-ion battery ≤ 100 Wh

UN 3090, UN 3091 Lithium metal cell ≤ 1 g, lithium metal battery ≤ 2g

The following points must be observed, whether with or without equipment:
● Protection against short circuit including unintentional movement inside the outer packaging.
● Strong outer packaging must be used (design approval is not required). The material must be suitable.
● The total weight of the package must be ≤ 30 kg – Exception: batteries are installed in equipment or packed with equipment (UN 3481; UN 3091).
● Drop test of the package from 1.2 meters must be passed. I.e. the package should be able to fall from a height of 1.2 meters without the package deforming or cracking in such a way that the contents of the goods are damaged.

For hybrid batteries consisting of lithium-ion and lithium-metal cells, the total amount of lithium of all lithium-metal cells contained in the battery must not exceed 1.5 g and the total capacity of lithium-ion cells must not exceed 10 Wh.

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

What must be considered when transporting lithium batteries?

The following points must be observed, whether with or without equipment:
● An inner packaging must completely enclose the cell/battery.
● Protection against short circuit and unintentional movement inside the outer packaging.
● Composite packaging (i.e., inner packaging containing the battery, plus outer packaging)
● At least one Y-coding
● For batteries ≥ 12 kg, an additional resistant housing is necessary, furthermore the poles of the battery should not be stressed (e.g. by components pressing on the poles).

The following additional points must be observed, batteries are packed in equipment:
● Strong outer packaging must be used (design approval need not be given). The material should be suitable.
● Protection against short circuit and unintentional activation.

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

What danger labels are needed for the shipping of lithium batteries?

Danger label for the shipment (ADR) of lithium batteries

  • Standard shipping
    UN 3480 (or 3481/3090/3091) (font size >30 kg = 12 mm, < 30 kg = 6 mm), hazardous material label 9a#.
  • Batteries or cells for disposal
    UN 3480 – Hazard label 9a – additional inscription in font size ≥ 12 mm: “Lithium-ion batteries for disposal”.
  • Defective or damaged cells / batteries.
    UN 3480 (or 3481/3090/3091) – Hazard label 9a – additionally inscription in font size ≥ 12 mm: “Damaged/defective lithium-ion batteries”.
  • Shipping of Li-batteries according to SV 188
    Battery label with UN no. and telephone no. of the sender for additional information.

Do you have any further questions? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

Which UN numbers do lithium batteries have?

UN 3480 Lithium-ion cells or batteries
UN 3481 Lithium-ion cells or batteries in equipment
UN 3481 Lithium-ion cells or batteries packed with equipment
UN 3090 Lithium metal cells or batteries
UN 3091 Lithium metal cells or batteries in equipment
UN 3091 Lithium metal cells or batteries packed with equipment

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

What does UN 3481 mean?

UN 3481 is assigned to lithium ion cells or batteries packed in equipment and/or lithium cells or batteries packed with equipment. A UN number means that the product is classified as dangerous goods and corresponding regulations must be observed.

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

What are the dangers of lithium batteries?

Lithium, is very reactive and can get hotter even without heat input. The limit temperature is between 150 and 250 degrees. If it is exceeded, the lithium reacts with other components of the battery cell, generating heat. At 300 degrees, the liquid electrolyte ultimately begins to burn.

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

Can I participate in the Dangerous Goods Battery Seminar even if I am not a ProSafeCon client?

Of course! Our instruction and battery seminars are open to all persons involved in the transport of dangerous goods. Existing customers of ProSafeCon can also enjoy reduced prices for the instruction. If you decide to become a customer of ProSafeCon after the instruction, we will take care of charging the costs.

What are the requirements for my employees to participate?

For participation in the Dangerous Goods Battery Seminar a fast internet access is necessary. In addition, each participant needs his own computer. The training and the final test will be in German. Your employees must therefore have sufficient knowledge of German to be able to follow the instruction.

Are car batteries dangerous goods?

Are car batteries dangerous goods? Automotive batteries (batteries wet) are assigned to UN 2795. Currently, there is no stacking ban and batteries are exempted from dangerous goods regulations by means of a special provision. However, the supplementary provisions of the special regulation must be complied with.
Supplementary provisions are load securing, no dangerous adhesions (acids or alkalis) and secured against short-circuiting, and the housing must also be undamaged.

Do you have any further questions on the subject? Then write to us at service@prosafecon.de or call us on 0211 540 142 80. We will be happy to clarify your questions.

What changes were there to the 2020 lithium battery transportation regulations?

Introduction of the test summary for lithium batteries. Manufacturers may only place tested batteries on the market. Since 1.1.2020, the information on the passed UN 38.3 test must be documented in much more detail and made available to users.
The results of these tests are bundled in an overview, the so-called test summary according to UN 38.3.5.
Manufacturers and distributors of cells or batteries must provide the test summary specified in the Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3, paragraph 38.3.5, for all lithium batteries manufactured after June 30, 2003.
The previous practice of using safety data sheets as a basis is now supplemented by the provision of the test summary.
This info must be provided in a test summary:
▪ Name of the cell, battery or product manufacturer.
▪ Contact information of the cell, battery, or product manufacturer.
▪ Name of the test laboratory, including any contact information.
▪ A unique test report identification number
▪ Date of the test report
▪ A detailed description of the cell or battery
▪ List of tests performed and results obtained
▪ Reference to testing requirements for composite batteries
▪ Reference to the revised edition of the Manual of Tests and Criteria used and any amendments made to it
▪ Signature with name and title of authorized person indicating the validity of the information provided.
From: UN Manual of Tests and Criteria 38.3.5

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