About the course


It is a legal requirement that all persons preparing dangerous goods for transport, such as lithium batteries, receive the training mandated by ADR Chapter 1.3.

Our online training course will teach you how to ship lithium batteries.

The course covers what lithium batteries are, why they are potentially dangerous and how they are described in the regulations. Using our straightforward interactive tools we'll guide you in selecting the most appropriate packaging (both UN and non-UN) for your shipment, help you to determine what marks and labels are required and how to complete any required dangerous goods documentation.

Full video examples show you the main packing methods for lithium batteries.

The course is entirely online and allows you to work through at your own pace. You can return and come back to the course at any point and pick up where you left off.

Downloadable guidance is included within the course and we'll also send you a copy in the post for ease of reference.

Your performance is assessed at the end of each section, so there's no big test at the end. A certificate is provided immediately upon successful completion of all sections, exercises and questions.

Included in the course:

Exclusive access to our online Lithium Battery Shipping Tool!

This helps you choose a classification, appropriate packaging, and the marks and labels required.

Course content

  Introduction
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  Lithium battery dangerous goods classification
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  Packing lithium batteries and communicating their hazard (exemptions)
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  Packing lithium batteries and communicating their hazard (full rules)
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  Damaged/defective lithium batteries
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  Loading and handling of packages
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  Course completion
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Course notes


Easy to follow guidance that explains lithium battery classification, packing, marking and labelling via flow-charts and diagrams.

Written by our experienced Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers.

Available to download as a pdf, plus we'll post you a hard copy!

Additional information


Course access is granted immediately upon purchase and the course takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. Once completed, you can download your certificate straight away.

The course price is £75.00 per user excluding VAT, or £85.00 per user excluding VAT for those located outside of the UK.

A VAT invoice will be emailed to you automatically following your purchase. The rate of VAT is determined by your location.

This course can be purchased by itself, or, to accompany any of our ADR awareness courses or IMDG Code course

Please click here if you would like to pay for multiple users via emailed invoice (we offer discounts for multiple purchases!) or pay via invoice instead of by card online.

For bulk purchases we can also customise this course to meet your exact company requirements, please contact us for further information.


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