No matter how well substances are organized or how efficient the workforce, spills can happen anywhere and need to be swiftly contained and cleaned. Even the most innocuous substance can be a slip hazard. Other liquids can stain or damage premises, and the most serious of spills may involve chemicals, biohazardous waste or other substances hazardous to the health of both those on the premises and beyond. Putting preventative measures in place and practicing prompt spill management will reduce the likelihood and impact of these spills, thereby avoiding injury or environmental contamination.
Within our range of products for handling hazardous materials, we stock several spill & leak protection products for many different sectors and types of businesses.
There are several industries where spill control and containment are a necessity. These include the:
Food manufacturing industry: The food manufacturing industry has the responsibility of maintaining the environment and adhering to stringent hygiene standards. The industry uses hydrocarbon- and vegetable-based oils for fuel as well as cooking, and the risk of spillage is high. It requires absorbent materials to manage and contain spills even though strategies may be in place to prevent them.
Manufacturing and industrial sector: Spills are common in the manufacturing sector, and they can be expensive to clean up, resulting in serious time delays. The same also holds true for industrial warehouses and factories, which have the legal obligation to offer storage for managing spills.
Construction industry: Accidental oil spills are common in the construction industry. The oil used for lubricating and operating machinery can cause contamination of water bodies and the environment if spills take place. Spill kits and DENSORB materials are therefore necessary in this industry.
Transportation industry: Oil and lubricant spills resulting from road accidents or occurring at distribution centers are a problem in the transport industry. This makes it mandatory for the industry to prevent spills and have adequate measures in place to manage and contain them.