Spill control and containment is a legal requirement as oil and chemical spills can have a wide range of effects on the immediate and surrounding environment. For businesses to comply with these regulations a number of precautions need to be taken.
There are a number of industries at risk of oil spills, but the main ones are;
- Manufacturing and industrial
- Aviation and aerospace
- Automotive and motorsport
The foodstuffs industry has a responsibility to maintain environmental standards and maintaining hygiene and regulations is a huge pressure. Having multiple oils around the workplace, from cooking oils, to oil fuelling machines, there can be a high risk of spillage.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) regulates the storage of both petroleum and vegetable-based oils through the Spill Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC). This spill plan must contain policies and procedures to prevent spills as well as the actions to be taken in the event of a spill.
Our top products ideal for the foodstuffs industry are;
Manufacturing and Industrial
In the manufacturing environment, spill incidents are a common occurrence and can cost thousands of pounds in clean-up and time delays – 4 out of 10 manufacturers will go out of business within 18 months of a serious spill incident.
For factories and industrial warehouses, there are various legal requirements and precautions needed to be taken. For example, if 200 litres or more of oil is stored aboveground, it must be held in sufficient bunded containers. Of which the bund must be able to hold 110% of the capacity in case of any overspills.
Our top products ideal for the manufacturing and industrial industry are;
Aviation & Aerospace
There are two types of major spills risks within the aviation and aerospace industry; the accidental spill caused from manufacturing and maintenance processes and incidental spills which call for emergency response. Both as severe as each other and can have damaging effects to businesses.
Our top products ideal for the aviation and aerospace industry are;
- XR100 Lubetech superior industrial absorbent powder
- Spill depot 2-part modular dispensing unit
- 600 litre premium oil-only spill kit – four wheeled drop front bin
Automotive & Motorsport
Spills and leaks are common within the motorsport industry and can create dangerous working environments that can be easily avoidable.
For the automotive and motorsport industry, the governing body in the UK, the MSA (Motor Sports Association) regulate that for multi-venue stage rallies, all cars must carry an oil and fuel spill kit – all capable of absorbing spillages up to 1.25 litres.
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There are a number of reasons for oil spills within the construction industry. From the oil fuelling machinery, accidental oil spills during maintenance processes and commonly used materials such as concrete can cause contamination risk.
Failing to prepare and prevent oil spills can cause devastation to rivers, canals and other watercourses nearby. Regulations are in place to be complied with to avoid these risks.
Our top products ideal for the construction industry are;
- 50 litre premium oil-only spill kit holdall
- BundiQuick 250 litre pop-up bund – drip tray
- Mechanical Drain Cover
Oil spills within the transport industry can be severely costly and time-consuming. From road accidents to distribution centres, there are many areas that are at high risk of spillages.
The Environment Agency are increasing pressures to prevent spills, and organisation that are complying with regulations and doing their part can see many benefits from increase reputation and saving money.
Our top products ideal for the transport industry are;
- Economy plus oil-only absorbent socks
- 100 litre natural maintenance spill kit – two wheeled bins
- 4 drum all weather spill pallet
Once complied to there are a number of benefits for businesses, including managing risk, avoiding legal action, saving money and enhancing reputation.