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CAA DEVELOPS SAFE HANDLING STRATEGY FOR BATTERIES

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Charging Ahead Without Copycat Batteries The growing safety concern of transporting batteries has recently prompted the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to work with its US counterpart, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), to develop vital information videos related to the safe handling of exploding batteries. As a result Accutronics, the manufacturer of batteries for professional applications, has called on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to consider the repercussions of using poorly made Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Here, Neil Oliver, technical marketing manager at Accutronics, calls on OEMs to prioritise safety and reliability. There is no doubt that, as a result of the Read More

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AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPANY SENTENCED FOR WORKING AT HEIGHT FAILURES;

Case Underlines Importance of H&S Planning and Organisation A Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month, reports HSE. The first incident at ATC (Lasham) Ltd, which has an international client base, saw an employee fall five metres from an aircraft door to the runway tarmac while repairing a faulty door. His injuries were at first thought to be life-threatening. Less than three weeks later, a contractor, broke a knee after falling three metres when a weld gave way Read More