oil spill

Oil-Pollution

 

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 Spill

 

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.

 

Contain Spill

 

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 clean cleaning up spills without the use of water

 

Dry Cleaning is recommended to prevent spill flowing into storm water inlets. It involves using absorbent material such as absorbent granules, sand, saw dust or flour to mop up spills. There are numerous products available commercially which promote this absorbent cleaning method.