IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Lithium Battery Course

We are an accredited training provider for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (Worldwide).

IATA mandates that all personnel involve in handling storage, loading and preparation of Dangerous Goods by Air Transport must attend a training program as per the latest IATA DGR Manual.

This course is aimed at key personal working with lithium batteries in the air industry who are engaged in defining quality and safety management systems around the air transport and handling of lithium batteries

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Your air passengers are some of the stake holders that may carry lithium ion/metal batteries in their baggage. If not stored correctly, these batteries can be explosive and become dangerous to the safety of the aircraft.

We equip your warehousing staff with the right knowledge on how to handle lithium batteries as per IATA regulations

Types of Lithium Battery

lithium battery

Course content:

  • Case Study on DG Incidents and Accidents
  • General Philosophy
  • General requirements for shippers
  • Limitations
  • Classification and Table 9.3.A with focus on Lithium Batteries
  • List of Dangerous Goods
  • Types of packaging
  • Marks and Labels
  • Shipper’s Declarations/AWB and any Approvals
  • Use of Packing Instructions to Mark/Label and Documentation for Lithium Batteries
  • Recognition of Undeclared Dangerous Goods/Forbidden DG
  • Inspection for damaged Lithium Batteries
  • Acceptance of Lithium Batteries in a ULD/Securing of Dangerous Goods
  • Provision of Passengers and Crew as in Table 2.3.A
  • Emergency Response
  • MCQ and Practical Test

Typical Audience
Manufacturers of lithium batteries and shippers of lithium batteries by air transport will benefit from the knowledge gained from this course, where our expert DGR trainer will guide learners through the packaging requirements as per the latest IATA requirements


Course TitleIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Lithium Battery Handling Course
Course Reference Number TGS-2022013612
Course Training Duration (hours)9
Course Fees(before GST and any applicable funding)$300
Funding Valid
Mode of TrainingClassroom lecture
Course Objectives

At the end of course, the trainees will be able to:
. Understand the General Philosophy
. Knows shipper’s requirements
. Be able to classify Lithium Batteries
. Knows the 9 main hazards
. Able to use the Identification Section 4.2 List of Dangerous Goods
. Apply the Packing Instructions for Lithium Batteries
. Apply the Package Type for packing of Lithium Battery
– UN Spec
– Non UN Spec
. Apply the correct Labels and Marks on a Lithium Packaging
. Prepare correctly the Shipper’s Declaration and other documentation
. Knows how to detect Undeclared / Hidden Dangerous goods
. Understand the application of Passenger and Crew Limits
. Knows the Emergency Respond procedure for Lithium Batteries

In the age of modern technology, lithium-ion batteries have become ubiquitous, powering a wide array of devices from smartphones to electric vehicles. While these batteries have revolutionized our lives, their safe transportation, especially by air, is of paramount importance. This article explores the significance of safely handling lithium batteries in air transport, highlighting two case studies that underscore the potential dangers when safety protocols are not followed.

I. The Growing Dependence on Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are favored for their high energy density and long-lasting power. Consequently, their use is pervasive in consumer electronics, medical equipment, and aviation technology. However, these benefits come with risks, particularly when mishandled during air transport.

II. Case Study 1: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Incident

In 2013, a series of incidents involving lithium-ion batteries on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft sent shockwaves through the aviation industry. Multiple cases of battery overheating and fires led to the grounding of the entire Dreamliner fleet worldwide. The root cause was traced back to issues with the design and manufacturing of the lithium-ion batteries. This case highlighted the catastrophic consequences of overlooking the safe handling of these batteries in aviation.

III. Case Study 2: Cargo Plane Blaze in Hong Kong

In 2020, a cargo plane in Hong Kong caught fire due to a shipment of lithium batteries that were improperly packed and labeled. The blaze led to the destruction of the aircraft and the loss of millions of dollars in cargo. Thankfully, no lives were lost in this incident, but it underscored the importance of strict regulations and adherence to safety procedures when transporting lithium batteries by air.

IV. The Importance of Safety Protocols

The cases above emphasize the critical role that stringent safety protocols play in air transport. Airlines, manufacturers, and regulatory authorities have since implemented stricter guidelines for the handling and transportation of lithium batteries. These include regulations on packaging, labeling, and the maximum quantity of batteries allowed on aircraft.


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