cleaning up spills
Spill Clean-Up Plans
Develop a spill clean-up plan, and train staff regarding clean up procedures. The plan may be simple but accurate, indicating the role of staff members in the event of a spill and the location of clean up materials. Accidental spills are often a common occurrence within an industrial workplace.
If not controlled, spills and leaks can pose a serious threat to the environment and safety of personnel as they often lead to storm water pollution or hazardous situations.
Spill Clean-Up Procedures
For large scale hazardous spills, contact the Fire Brigade (999) immediately for assistance with clean-up operations.
For clean-up of minor spills contact us
Stop the source of the spill immediately (if safe to do so), appropriate to the chemical type (refer to data sheet). This will reduce the level of contamination and impact on the environment.
Control the flow and contain the spill appropriate to the chemical type (refer to DATA SHEET). Prevent the spill from entering the storm water system by isolating or blocking off drain inlets.
Clean Up the Spill
Clean up the spill promptly by following the relevant Data Sheets
Duty to Report
If a spill occurs where pollution causes or threatens material harm to the environment then you must notify the Appropriate Regulatory Authority (ARA)as soon as you can after you become aware of the incident. It is an offence under the Protection of the Environment Act 1997 not to report the spill in these circumstances.
Spill Clean Up Plans
Develop a spill clean-up plan, and train staff regarding clean up procedures. The plan may be simple but accurate, indicating the role of staff members in the event of a spill and the location of clean up materials.
Dry Cleaning: cleaning up spills without the use of water