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ABRI webinar to explore mixed battery packing guidelines

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The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) is working with NWRIC, WRIQ, WRINT, WRIWA and WRISA to deliver a national webinar program that will provide information about recent changes to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, and what this means for the storage and transport of batteries.

The webinar will provide practical guidance on safe packing of mixed loads of batteries for road transport, and should be attended by anyone responsible for storage, packing or transport by road of mixed loads of batteries or interested in safe storage of batteries.

Presented by ABRI CEO Libby Chaplin and Debra Kirk, Manager Legislative Maintenance, National Transport Commission, the information provided is consistent with the latest version of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

“With our increasing dependence on batteries, so too is the need to understand the requirements for safe and compliant transport at the end of their useful life,” Chaplin said.

“This webinar has been designed to assist local governments and industry in understanding how to meet the requirements of the recently updated Australian Dangerous Goods Code, but more importantly to understand the risk used batteries present and discuss controls that can be used to improve safety.”

NWRIC CEO Rose Read said the webinar was an important initiative and NWRIC was pleased to support it.

“Batteries are a potential fire risk, so it’s important that our members are up to speed on the safely handling of batteries and their obligations under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code,” she said.

There will be two sessions of the webinar, Tuesday 23 March 10.00-12.30 and Wednesday 14 April 10.00-12.30.

To register click here.

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