Foto: Diagnose/WFS

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and dog-handling detection firm Diagnose have launched a project to see if canines can be used to help detect undeclared lithium batteries.

The two firms carried out a six-month feasibility study using dogs to detect the presence of lithium batteries in cargo shipments, mail and baggage involving thousands of cargo consignments.

The dogs achieved 100% accuracy, the partners said.

David Clark, global head of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) at WFS, said: “Over the six months, the two dogs involved in the trial were very precise in their detection of lithium batteries, with 100% accuracy.

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