85% of organisations have no fire risk assessment for Lithium-ion battery devices

16 Jan 2024

Just 15% of organisations say they have conducted a workplace fire risk assessment to cover the risks posed by devices containing lithium-ion batteries, new research finds.

The data was gathered from over 500 organisations surveyed during the autumn of 2023, and whilst 15 percent of respondents confirmed they had updated their fire risk assessments to cover the risk of LiB fires, 71 percent said they had not and a further 14 percent were unsure. 

Assessments should cover Lithium-ion batteries in use, those being charged and being swapped out, handling, controlling, and containing damaged batteries, and battery disposal. Each will require a different strategy and tailored approach to manage associated risks.

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