Spill Pallets

  • The Advantages of Using Drum and IBC Spill Pallets

    By nathan 12 July 2013

     

    Throughout the UK, warehouses and factories have to store large amounts of flammable or hazardous liquids for a variety of applications. To ensure that they are up to code and meet the current Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive guidelines, contingencies are required in the event of a spill from any liquid storage vessel.

    By far the most common types of liquid storage vessels used in factories and warehouses are the standard 205 litre dru...

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  • Drum Spill Pallets and Drum Trays can ensure compliance and prevent accidents

    By nathan 7 March 2013

    According to the 2011/12 Labour Force Survey conducted by the Health and Safety Executive, “falls, slips and trips made up over half of all reported major injuries and almost a third of over 3-day injuries to employees”. Slips and trips alone accounted for approximately 940,000 lost working days throughout 2011/12.

    One of the most common causes of slips and trips in the workplace is the contamination of floors by oily or greasy liquids. There is a number of spill containment product...

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  • Drum spill pallets: The correct method for spill containment

    By nathan 31 January 2013

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    When handling drums used for storing fuels or hazardous and corrosive materials, you are dealing with potential danger. Handling and storing drums in the correct man...

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  • IBC spill pallets and IBC spill bunds

    By John 12 November 2011

    Many industrial sites use intermediate storage containers (IBCs) to store the liquids they use for process operations. Because of this, they need to take precautions so that the contents of the containers does not leak and contaminate the surrounding area.

    It’s common for IBCs to have pallet-like bases so they can be transported around the site by forklift trucks and pump trucks. However, IBCs can drip or leak when they are first opened or while being transported or stored. Because of this it’s really important to use some sort of spill containment device under the IBC so a...

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  • Spill pallet and drum bunds

    By Dean 7 November 2011

    Many factories across the UK have to store large quantities of liquids which they use in their production processes. To comply with current health and safety legislation however, they also have to put emergency procedures into place should a spill occur from any of these liquid containing vessels.

    Drums and IBCs are the two most common liquid containing vessels seen at an industrial site. And the best way to catch any leaking fluid from both these containers is to use a bunded spill pallet.

    Bunded spill pallets sit under the liquid container and as well as acting ...

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  • Ask Yellow Shield: What’s best practice for prevention and containment of spills?

    By nathan 5 October 2011

    Whether you’re storing or transporting liquids, or simply have fuels and cleaning chemicals on site, Yellow Shield can help you identify spill risks and implement the most effective prevention and response measures.

    Planning and selecting the right spill kits and storage goes beyond compliance, quality standards, and just keeping the Health and Safety Manager happy.

    So, we’ve put together a Q&A about best practice for preventing and containing spillages. From assessing your site, to picking the right products, we look at the key questions you s...

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  • Ask Yellow Shield : What are the 10 Key Issues in Successful Oil Spill Control

    By nathan 30 September 2011

    BP UK Logistics carried out an investigation of several hundred oil spills over the last 5 years and asked why there was an accident and what factors were key to successful spill control – See EA Report (click through to EA Report).

    The result was a recommendation to focus on management procedures before moving to provide equipment or training the workforce.

    1. Have you done a Site Spill Risk Assessment?
    2. A Site Spill Risk Assessment must be the starting point. It does not need to be formal. ...

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  • Bunded spill pallets

    By Dean 3 May 2011

    Every industrial site has to store some sort of liquid containers in a secure compound. Whether the liquid is a highly volatile chemical or simply lubrication oil, which is needed for the maintenance of machinery used on site, it needs to be kept somewhere safe.

    Using sump pallets or spill pallets is always a good idea when storing liquid storage drums or IBCs. The spill containment device will be able to catch drips or leaks from the drums and may even contain the complete contents of a drum should a spill occur. This prevents the solution from damaging the surrounding environ...

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  • IBC spill pallets

    By Dean 13 April 2011

    If you store large volumes of liquids at your industrial site, you will need some form of storage solution that will keep your liquid containers safe and will collect the liquid if a spill should occur.

    IBC or Intermediate Bulk Containers are the perfect way to store volumes of liquid at an industrial site. They are manufactured from high density polyethylene and because of their design and stacking potential, can be moved quite easily around the factory. Most IBCs come fitted with a steel mesh cage which protects them from bumps and knock, but accidents can happen.

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  • Spill pallets and spill sumps

    By John 25 September 2010

    Industries that use oil drums have to pay careful attention to the way they store their drums in case there is a spillage of liquid. Liquid stored in drums can be hazardous to health and the environment and hence provisions must be made to keep both employees safe and stop environmental damage. A good spill control device to use in these situations is called a spill pallet or sometimes a sump pallet. If you use spill or sump pallets under your drums, any liquid can be carefully contained.

    A spill pallet will catch any drips or leaks from drums, and because the pallet has a capa...

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