Monday, July 15, 2013

New scanners at IOM Post office, bring in new postal regulations.

The IOM Post Office have now installed a new scanning system for the parcel service; this brings with it new H&S concerns and hence new regulations about what can and can't be posted.
You will now be asked at the counter to scan a large list of restricted items and verify that you are not breaking the regulations with your parcel.
It is interesting to note that a number of types of batteries are on the "you can not post" list:

"Batteries that are classified as dangerous goods by the
latest edition of the Technical Instructions for Safe
Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air published by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) including
wet spillable lead acid/lead alkaline batteries (such as
car batteries), lithium batteries when not sent with or in
equipment, damaged batteries of any type, together with
used alkaline and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries"
Look at the following PDF file before you decide to post any items from the Island.

Postal Regulations

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