December 2011

  • Industrial access solutions

    By Will 30 December 2011

    Many employees have to work at height as part of their everyday duties. And whilst they may have received training on how to do this safely, they still have to use the right equipment to do the job properly. Whether you need a simple set of steps or a more permanent aluminium platform, it’s important that you use the right equipment for the job you are doing.

    Platform step ladders

    Platform step ladders are one of the simplest ways you can reach high levels. The steps are easy to carry and simple to erect and can be taken with you if you are doing a repe...

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    Posted in: Other
  • How to remove hazardous spilled liquids

    By John 28 December 2011

    Most factories around the UK now have a range of spill cleaning equipment should they have a spill of a hazardous substance on site. Some also use spill kits, which contain things such as absorbent materials, PPE and a disposal bag. Spill kits are an excellent spill cleaning solution which can be kept near to a potential spill site.

    There is usually a range of cleaning equipment available at every industrial site, from simple sweeping brushes to degreasing agents. And it’s with this range of cleaning equipment that industrial sites can keep their employees safe.


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    Posted in: Spill Cleaning
  • Rock salt suppliers

    By Dean 26 December 2011

    Many people have to work outside, even during inclement weather. However, when the weather is icy and snowy, working outside can be extremely dangerous. When the ground is covered with a layer of snow or ice workers need to make sure they stay safe, and the best way an industrial site can make provision for this, is by using de-icing products, such as rock salt spreaders and de-icing equipment.

    Most industrial sites have an on-site supply of rock salt which they can use on outside areas, such as around loading bays, when the weather is icy. Most firms simply shovel the rock sal...

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    Posted in: De-icing Equipment
  • Stay prepared using the Environment Agency PPGs

    By John 24 December 2011

    The Environment Agency strictly enforce the environmental regulations they have put in place to prevent the untoward pollution of our environment.

    In order for businesses to comply with the current legislation, and so the incidence of spills can be reduced, they have produced a number of Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPGs), which businesses can use to comply with the law.

    The Environment Agency prosecutes thousands of businesses every year for the incorrect disposal or accidental spill of hazardous liquids into the environment. And many of these originate from ...

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    Posted in: Other
  • Using drip trays to catch unexpected spills

    By Will 22 December 2011

    It is a fact of life that no matter how well prepared your industrial site is for a leak or a spill of a hazardous liquid, at some point a leak or spill will occur. Old, well-used machinery has a habit of leaking the lubricant it uses through worn seals or gaskets. So when this happens you’ll need a way that you can contain the drip or leak until you have enough downtime in your production schedule to instigate a permanent repair.

    A drip tray is the best way to catch a drip from a leaky machine. The tray can be slid under the drip and as long as the leak is not causing a prod...

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    Posted in: Other
  • Choosing a bunded fuel tank

    By John 20 December 2011

    If you need to store or dispense diesel at your industrial site, you’ll need a bunded diesel tank to store the hazardous fuel. There’s a range of different bunded tanks available, suitable for storing fuel such as diesel. So no matter what space you have or what size tank you need, you should be able to find something to suit.

    Bunded tanks are the perfect way to store and dispense any type of liquid fuel. The bund in the tank is capable of holding around 110% of the full tank capacity, so if the inner tank fails, all the liquid will seep into the bund so will not affect th...

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    Posted in: Bunded Fuel Tanks
  • Using mini spill kits for a quick spill response

    By John 18 December 2011

    There are many different types of spill kits which are available in a range of different sizes. And, many sites choose to have a number of these different kits on site to cope with a variety of spills; however it is sometimes better to have a greater number of smaller spill kits around the site instead of just a few large spill kits so they are more readily available.

    With the absorption capacity to soak up around 10 litres of fluid, mini spill kits are the perfect spill solution to clean up minor spills.

    Miniature spill kits


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    Posted in: Spill Cleaning
  • Diesel spill cause chaos on the A50

    By Will 15 December 2011

    A diesel spill on the A50 in Stoke caused massive delays for travellers last week after an HGV overturned on the road.

    The HGV spilled around 500 litres of diesel onto the A50 at around 9:25am on Wednesday the 7th of December. The incident occurred at the junction with the A500 near to the Britannia Stadium and forced the road to be closed for around six hours while emergency crews dealt with the overturned vehicle and the diesel spill.

    A Highways Agency spokesperson confirmed:

    "An extensive clean-up operation was required aft...

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    Posted in: News
  • Drum funnels and storing drums

    By John 13 December 2011

    One of the most common liquid containers found at an industrial site is a standard 205 litre drum. These types of drums hold a variety of liquids and hence need to be stored correctly in case any liquid should be spilled.

    It’s important that the liquid stored in drums is not spilled, and to do this the drum should be stored appropriately. To facilitate this there are a range of drum storage solutions available from spill control specialists to stop liquid contaminating the surrounding area.

    To stop liquid being spilled when being dispensed from a drum or to stop ...

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    Posted in: Other
  • Bunded fuel tanks and bunded storage

    By Will 11 December 2011

    Liquid storage containers come in many different types. However, to comply with current legislation many have to be bunded, so have a secondary containment area where any spilled liquid from the primary containment tank can be collected so as not to affect the environment.

    Bunded fuel tanks

    To comply with the Oil Storage Regulations 2001, in certain applications fuel tanks should be bunded, so any liquid spilled from the inner tank can be contained. The bund on a fuel tank is usually around 110% the size of the inner tank so all the spilled content...

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    Posted in: Bunded Fuel Tanks