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The growing demand for lithium batteries and their impact on aviation safety will be one of the many talking points at a conference in Perth next month.

The conference will see experts sharing their technical knowledge and discussing how battery demand will affect the mining, technology, manufacturing, solar, electric vehicles and dangerous goods industries in Australia.

Lithium batteries are commonplace in electronic devices with global interest in the technology steadily leading to smaller and more powerful battery products.

CASA dangerous goods inspector, Ben Firkins, will be presenting on how transport regulations have evolved to mitigate the risks lithium batteries present to aviation safety and where these rules might head in the future.

The one-day event, held at the Novotel Langley Hotel, on 7 September, will feature a range of other technical presentations with those interested in dangerous goods, battery applications, renewable energy, mining and resources and health and safety encouraged to attend.

More information can be found on the event’s website.

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