TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS – SPECIFICALLY LITHIUM BATTERIES

The following was received from Transport Canada PNR as a resource for UAV operators regarding Lithium batteries


BACKGROUND

Many UAV operators utilize equipment which uses Lithium batteries as a power source for the UAV, Control Station and other ancillary equipment required for operations.  There have been several recent incidents of Lithium Batteries catching fire, overheating, exploding and releasing toxic substances into the atmosphere.  It behooves all UAV operators to ensure that they are in compliance with all regulations concerning the transportation of these and other dangerous goods between job sites, whether by air, sea or surface, to ensure the safety of their crews and the general public.

RESOURCES

The following links provide guidance on the regulatory requirements for transportation of dangerous goods, including Lithium Batteries.

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