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How to prevent and recover after a site spillage

Published: 17 October 2017 - Victoria White

According to HSE, slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents such as falls from height.

Did you know a clean-up operation can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds – and that’s before any potential fine that the HSE or Environment Agency may impose.

Whilst appropriate risk assessments can help reduce the risk of spills, having the right spill kits can help mitigate the impact - all whilst keeping your business HSE and legislation compliant.

Bull’s range of spill kits have been specifically engineered to manage the specific risks associated with oil, chemical, and general maintenance spills.

Oil Only

Engineered with its advanced hydrophobic technology, Bull’s oil only spill kits help protect water sources and the environment by actively repelling water, whilst absorbing all oil and fuel. As well as helping businesses conform with current legislation, Bull’s oil only products will enable companies to provide complete protection of the work environment.

Chemical

Aggressive chemical spills require equally aggressive absorbents. Bull’s specifically designed chemical spill kits are suitable for use in factories or on industrial sites where chemical spills pose a risk to people and the environment.

General Maintenance

Designed to absorb most every-day fluids, including hazardous chemicals, Bull’s maintenance spill kits are ideal for dealing with spills of oils, fuels, solvents, cutting fluids, mild acids and alkalis, even food stuffs such as milk, wine and water.

Recovery

Once the spill has been recovered, it’s important to assess the risk – identify the spilled material, where it took place, the hazards and how the spill was dealt with. Recording this information will ensure spills are minimalised in the future and that workers are aware of what to do should a spill occur on site again. 

Ensure spill kits are maintained on a regular basis so that they are fit for purpose and the appropriate measures are in place next time around. 

Source: Industrial Compliance


 
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