RC61 - Recommendations for the storage, handling and use of batteries

  • 30 Jun 2014
  • Processes and Equipment
  • Sustainability

This document aims to provide practical guidance to insurers and their clients on fire hazards and appropriate control measures associated with the selection, storage, charging and use of batteries in commercial and industrial premises.

The recommendations are intended to provide guidance relating to the fire hazards and control measures associated with the selection, charging, storage and use of batteries.

The batteries considered range from those used in small and hand-held appliances to large packs providing power for vehicles.  While primarily intended for commercial and industrial applications, the guidance is also applicable to the domestic environment.