BITA releases lithium battery safety message

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has released a list of things that operators should and shouldn’t do with lithium batteries.

Technical manager David Goss said: “UK take-up of lithium-ion technology was initially quite slow, but we are now seeing tremendous interest in the benefits that lithium-ion battery technology offers. These include ‘opportunity charging’, low maintenance and improved efficiency.

“However, there are some important dos and don’ts regarding the technology; BITA’s latest Guidance Note sets these out in plain English, providing invaluable, impartial advice for all users.”

BITA’s Guidance Note GN69 ‘Lithium-Ion Traction Battery Applications’ is free to BITA members, and available at a nominal fee to non-members.