Industry Sectors Requiring Spill Control & Containment

Ensuring you have the correct spill control and containment is important for both your company and the local community. It is a legal requirement for companies to have spill containment kits to prevent damaging the surrounding area.

There are several industries at risk of oil spills, these include:

  • Food
  • Manufacturing and industrial
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Automotive and motorsport
  • Construction
  • Transport

Food Industry

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 considerable 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 have policies and procedures to prevent spills as well as the actions to be taken in case 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;

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.

Our top products ideal for the automotive and motorsport industry are;


There are many 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.

Not preparing to prevent oil spills can cause devastation to rivers, canals and other watercourses nearby. Regulations are in place to be followed to avoid these risks.

Our top products ideal for the construction industry are;


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;

Once complied to there are a number of benefits for businesses, including managing risk, avoiding legal action, saving money and enhancing reputation.

If you’d like to find out more about the spill containment kits we have available, please contact our sales team on 01777 858009 or email