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IT devices with structurally altered batteries are highly dangerous. If your laptop, tablet or smartphone contains a safety-critical defective battery, do not switch the device on again. A fume or battery fire can seriously harm people in the immediate vicinity! Companies must now ensure the occupational safety of their employees and may be liable in the event of damage. In addition to avoiding personal injury and property damage, think about the confidential data that is still stored on the data carriers of your smartphones or laptops.
Two challenges for companies:
How can I dispose of IT equipment with defective batteries properly and safely?
What happens to the confidential data on my device?
Hand over IT equipment with structurally altered batteries to the certified IT refurbisher AfB social & green IT and rent our AfB battery box. By renting, you have a battery box on site and ensure the safety of your employees, your data and your company!
Not all defective batteries have a safety-critical defect. We show you how to recognise a safety-critical defective battery.
Our solution for you
AfB social & green IT has more than 17 years of experience in the field of IT refurbishment and certified data destruction. Our trained employees will be happy to advise you on the safe handling of lithium-ion batteries and audit-proof data destruction.
Safe storage and transport of structurally modified batteries is very easy with the AfB battery box. Based on real fire tests and the officially certified safety concept of the battery box with, among other things, thermal insulation and smoke gas filtering, you can safely and easily store and transport your device batteries, such as laptop batteries or other batteries from ITC devices, regardless of their shape and size.
The AfB battery box meets the latest requirements of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) and has been tested under real conditions of a battery fire.
Secure data erasure for companies: Protecting your company data is our top priority. With the Blancco erasure software, we erase the data reliably and securely. You will receive auditable erasure reports as proof.
We will be happy to advise you on our erasure methods and how to deal with defective or remapped sectors, HPA/DCO areas, SSDs and mobile devices. For secure data erasure, we rely on Blancco's globally recognised erasure software with component detection.
The battery box is a dangerous goods transport box certified according to ADR 2019 P911 / LP906 for the storage and transport of safety-critical defective lithium-ion batteries. The model used as part of the battery box rental is a "LogBATT S-1".
If you rent an AfB battery box, you can store safety-critical defective litihium-ion batteries securely on site. In case there are several critical defective batteries stored in one battery box, please inform AfB and arrange a collection shortly. In each box we can transport several batteries.
In case that one of your employees has a safety critical battery while working in Home Office, you can commission AfB with a collection. This is necessary as an according battery is consideres as dangerous good and must not be transported neither by a regular shipping service provider nor by a privat vehicle. The transport of the battery underlies ADR policy due to its increased risk potential.
You have a safety critical defective battery and therefore would like a collection? Contact us and we will organize a collection shortly – from Home-Office as well.
Your data is in safe hands with us, even if we collect it without a rental agreement. You can rely on our trained personnel and our certified processes. We are your Contact Person for safety critical defective batteries and a secure handling of your company data. We make sure that you defective battery won’t become problem in terms of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or information security.
We offer secure packaging and transport of dangerous goods!
Special care is required when storing and transporting notebooks, tablets and smartphones! They are dangerous goods due to the lithium-ion batteries they contain. The reason: A short circuit can cause a battery fire within seconds.
For your safety AfB offers especially secured and tested battery- and notebook-boxes, that minimize this risk.
Safety-critical defective batteries are subject to special legal requirements for storage and transport! Avoid fire hazard and use the specially secured AfB battery box with its special, tested composition to protect your employees without comprising any risk regarding data- and information security.
|1.Carefully collect and store. You are welcome to use our collection and transport containers from the moment the equipment is dismantled by your employees to avoid damage.||✅|
|2. Do not apply engravings or stickers on the devices that cannot be removed cleanly.||❌|
|3. IT devices lose value every month. It is not worth storing the devices.||❌|
|4. Remove activation locks on mobile devices.||✅|
|5. We offer your employees the possibility to buy their work-notebook, etc. privately via AfB. With this knowledge, many people handle their equipment more carefully.||✅|
Lithium-ion accumulators are rechargable batteries. They can store high volume of electric energy in a small space. Due to this high energy density and the compact design, lithium batteries can also be used well with small, powerful devices such as smartphones or laptops. They charge quickly, have a long service life and withstand many charging cycles.
If there is a short circuit in the insulating layer inside the battery, there is an acute risk of fire and explosion due to the high energy density inside the lithium-ion battery, as this entire mass of energy is discharged at once. Such a short circuit can be caused, for example, by excessive heat, a hard impact or material defects in cheap replicas. This uncontrolled release of energy causes the battery to heat up, balloon and ignite itself - the notebook is starting to burn.
A battery fire should be fought against using lithium extinguisher. More over, fire brigade must me notified right away.