Protecting the Environment

Protecting the environment

We work to protect people and the environment. 

World Soil Day – 5th December 2021

World Soil Day is a perfect time to emphasise the damage that is and can be caused by mis-handling of hazardous liquids. Even small spills and leaks can have a catastrophic consequence on the environment. 

Over the years, we have been made aware of the horrendous results that incorrect handling processes, inadequate knowledge and training have had on people, businesses, environment and wildlife, on what should have been avoidable or easily contained spills or leaks.  

Chemical spills, if not managed correctly, can quickly escalate and lead to disastrous results. 

Placing damaged or leaking drums onto grass verges, or storing liquids without the correct bunding could result in hazardous liquids seeping into the soil, which will transfer to the ground around it and work its way to waterways. Once in the soil or waterways irreversible damage can be caused to the environment and wildlife, which will take years to reverse and repair – if at all. 

Common chemical pollutants include agricultural pesticides and fertilizers, household cleaning products and chemicals used in industry. Spills which aren’t contained, can easily get out of control. As well as serious environmental consequences, the legal implications for a business can also be severe if you lose control of a spill.  

That’s why it’s vital to firstly have correct storage and handling processes in place, as well as up-to-date knowledge of your on-site drainage system. It is also vital to have trained spill response staff, who can deal with spills and leaks, because accidents happen. 

 

Make sure you don’t damage the environment.

Having the correct spill control in place, will keep your business compliant and your workforce and the environment safe. 

  • Ensure the correct liquid handling equipment is available 
  • Clearly identify your drains on-site and direction of flow 
  • Store drums and liquid containers correctly, using spill pallets and dispensing units 
  • Safely store items in bunded stores 
  • Ensure you have the correct emergency spill kits, located in the right place 
  • Ensure you have correctly trained spill response staff 

 

We all have a responsibility to keep our soil and the environment protected. Spillcraft can help, providing free of charge spill site surveys to detail your ‘at risk’ areas. We also provide spill response training, to give you peace of mind in the event of an emergency. 

 

Want to understand how we can assist and support you with your spill management procedures?  

Contact us on T: 01606 352 679 or E: sales@spillcraft.co.uk