Transport of dangerous goods.
The Efuze welding unit contains a battery pack made from Lithium-ion batteries. These have been classified by the United Nations as hazardous materials and been assigned to Class 9 – Miscellaneous Hazard Classification.
Additionally, the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods have classified them under UN 3481 Lithium-ion batteries contained in equipment.
The equipment has passed all relevant tests to allow it to be transported. A copy of the UN38.3 test certificate can be found here.
There is a requirement under UN3481 that the product is packaged and labelled correctly for transport. Please save the original packaging in case the machine needs to be transported. It is mandatory that the following label is attached to the outside of the packaging and the carrier is informed that it contains Lithium-ion batteries.
You can download the transport warning label here.
Due to the power of the batteries the product must be shipped as a Fully Regulated Shipment.
When shipping the product, you will need to tell your carrier that the shipment contains Lithium-Ion Batteries (packed in product) or Dangerous Goods. This is normally just a checkbox on the form.
When shipping by air you will need a Dangerous Goods Note. This is available here.
When shipping by air you will also need a Material Safety Data Sheet. This is available here.
When shipping by road the ADR regulations classify this product as “Packed in Limited Quantity”.
Waste Battery Take Back Policy
Advance Technical Systems Limited (Advance Welding) is fully committed to fulfil its obligations as a “Producer” of Industrial batteries as described in the “Waste Batteries and Accumulator Regulations 2009”. The company is registered as a “Producer” on the NPWD database; registration number BPRN09029.
To ensure product is recycled at the end of life, Advance Welding works closely with its recycling partner Valpak to ensure that waste Industrial batteries are collected from its customer account locations and recycled at the end of life.
As a supplier of industrial battery-operated welding equipment, Advance Welding has during this compliance period and over the last three years placed the following chemistry types of batteries on to the UK markets.
- Lithium-Ion cylindrical batteries.
Waste Battery Take Back Arrangements
As a “Producer,” Advance Welding will offer to take back waste batteries from end users within a reasonable time within the compliance period subject to:
- The end user being supplied by the producer with new industrial batteries during the compliance period
- The end user not being able to return for any reason, waste industrial batteries to the original producer
- That the waste product is of the same chemistry as the new industrial batteries that the producer placed on the market for the first time in the UK in the compliance period or any of the preceding 3 years.
Nothing in the regulations prevents a producer of Industrial batteries from concluding an agreement under which the parties to the agreement make arrangements to finance the net costs of the collection, treatment and recycling of waste products which may differ from the arrangements provided for under the regulations.
As per the regulations, under clauses 35, Advance Welding will annually review the policy on or before the 1st December preceding the compliance period. A copy of the policy will then be published on its web site.
Key Telephone Numbers and Web Site Addresses
Telephone +44 (0)1274 870112
Web site: www.advancewelding.co.uk
Telephone: 0345 068 2572