The complexity of the International Dangerous Goods Transport Regulation for Batteries requires an increasing attention from those who are shipping batteries, or equipment containing batteries.
Non-lithium batteries are classified as “Class 4.3” and “Class 8 ” Dangerous Goods in accordance with United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations. The regulations are frequently updated.
This manual is aimed at delivering basic information to those who are not yet familiar with the International Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations, and shall assist the reader in preparing non-lithium batteries shipments for transportation by road, sea and air. This manual does not replace any of the regulations that are applicable to the shipment of lithium batteries.
The manual is divided into two parts:
The manual is organised according to the UN number of non-lithium batteries, considering "new" and "waste" batteries, the “quantities” of batteries that are shipped, and the separate shipping of electrolyte.
Our eBooks are regularly updated with the changes of the regulation.
A full version is available for members of supporting organizations - Please contact them directly for more information.