CASA Safety Video – Travelling safely with lithium batteries

CASA Safety Video – Travelling safely with lithium batteries


NARRATOR: Batteries are everywhere. They’re a part of everyday life. However, the energy
stored inside batteries can make them dangerous. Don’t endanger yourself
and fellow passengers by packing batteries
incorrectly. -Good morning, sir. How are you?
-I’m well, thanks. -How are you doing?
-Good. -Where are you off to today?
-Heading to Melbourne today. -Do you have anything dangerous
or flammable in your bag? -No. -There’s no spare batteries, matches
or lighters? -None of that. Got you going from gate number 11.
Boarding will be at 11:40. And that’s your receipt
for your bag. -Fantastic. Thank you.
-Thank you. Bye-bye. NARRATOR: All spare batteries,
regardless of size, must be in
your carry-on luggage. You also need to take precautions
in protecting the battery against short-circuiting
and overheating. The only time batteries may be
packed in your checked luggage is when they’re installed
in the device. Always ensure devices
cannot be accidentally activated once they are packed. If you want to take
more powerful batteries, above 100 watt-hours, like the ones found in wheelchairs,
electric bicycles and industrial equipment, check with your airline
before you fly. If you have any doubts about
the batteries you are carrying, always check with your airline
or airport staff. -Hi, sir, how are you today?
-Good, thanks. -How are you?
-Good, thank you. Now, can I ask if you have
anything dangerous or flammable? No spare batteries,
matches or lighters? Not in my bag,
but I do in my carry-on. May I just have a look, please?
Thank you. -And I’ve got these two as well.
-Perfect. OK. No, they’re fine
in your carry-on luggage. That’s fine. Thank you. NARRATOR: You can also download the Can I pack that? –
Dangerous Goods App and find more information
on our website at: And always remember –
if in doubt, ask.

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