Thursday, 25th Oct 2018, 15:00

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ

clock   1.5 CPD Hours

Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Event Summary

An afternoon seminar delivered by representatives from OHES Environmental Ltd and Hawkins.

Lithium Batteries by OHES Environmental Ltd

This session will cover the following:

  • A very brief overview of what lithium batteries are, i.e. metal vs Li-ion and Li-polymer
  • Why there is concern about them (energy density, how they fail, how they can cause fires)
  • Some case studies, including airline incidents and the Veolia fire (recycling site) in NW in 2007 caused by lithium batteries
  • The shipping of them with or without equipment– documentation, charge state, rating
  • The need to label correctly
  • The requirements to have a 24 emergency number, answered by an expert, for air shipments

Management of lifting operations by Hawkins

This session will cover the following:

  • Some examples of lifting equipment and activities
  • A brief overview of lifting regulations and guidance
  • The need to plan lifting operations
  • The key parts to the lifting operation
  • Examples of failings in lifting operations


  • Bill Atkinson, Chief Scientific Officer, OHES Environmental Ltd
  • Richard Giles-Carlsson, Associate, Hawkins


Registration is at 3.00pm, with the seminar to start at 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served during registration. The seminar will finish by 5.00pm.

Booking Info

Entry to this event is FREE and we invite both CILA members and non-members to book their places.

Event bookings are made via 'My CILA'. If you do not have a My CILA account, please create one. My CILA is available to both CILA members and non-members.

Enquire about this event

Please contact: Adeola Daramola

Tel: 0203 861 5723

Event held in association with:

  • Hawkins

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