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E-Bikes (Lithium-Ionen Batterie) Beitrag 01 Blog

01 | Are e-bikes and pedelecs dangerous goods?

The boom in “e-mobility” is in full swing. E-bikes and pedelecs can be found in the assortments of most bicycle stores and bicycle repair stores. If these are powered by lithium-ion batteries or rechargeable batteries, they are classified as dangerous goods and are therefore subject to dangerous goods legislation.

Instruction obligation for bicycle dealers?!

Accordingly, bicycle dealers are now subject to the obligation to be educated in an appropriate dangerous goods training. SAFETY Training Plus GmbH, with locations in Burghausen, Germany and Reinach, Switzerland, offers a well thought-out online training course “E-bikes (lithium-ion batteries”, which was developed especially for bike shops.

When selling e-bikes and pedelecs with lithium batteries, rules and regulations must be considered and followed. Dangerous goods legislation stipulates that owners and employees in bike stores and workshops must be instructed accordingly when lithium batteries, commonly referred to as “rechargeable batteries”, are received, packed or shipped. In our SAFETY Training Plus instructions and in the SAFETY Online Training, we not only provide the required contents of the instruction, but also additionally give hints and tips for the correct storage of lithium-ion batteries.

Dangerous goods training online or in presence

All SAFETY Training Plus courses are based on the official recognitions in D, A and CH as training organizers. They are also structured and tested according to a learning psychology concept. After completion of the online training course “E-bikes / Lithium-Ion Battery / Class 9”, participants receive a legally compliant certificate according to 1.3 ADR. This must be retained and made available to the competent authority upon request.