AJ Safety Stocks and supplies Spill containment. Correctly managing spill containment is crucial for any workplace storing or using liquids that could pose a threat to humans or the environment if a leak or spill occurs.
Businesses are legally required to protect employees, others and the environment.
In the case of hazardous liquids, this means ensuring that a spill risk assessment has been conducted and there is a spill containment strategy – including spill response plan.
Liquids this may apply to include, but are not limited to:
Hazardous chemicals, such as toxic substances, carcinogens, and agricultural and industrial chemicals Fuels, petrols and other flammable liquids Polluted water, such as runoff or stormwater containing surface chemicals Chemical waste
The guide outlines the information that should be gathered in a workplace spill risk assessment, including chemical types, quantities, locations and possible reactions, as well as administrative and engineering controls which can minimise the risk of a spill.
A common type of engineering control is the use of secondary containment facilities, such as spill decks and bladder systems, which automatically contain a spill if a leak occurs and which the guide recommends should be part of any spill containment strategy.
However, while preventing or minimising risk should always be the first priority using the Hierarchy of Control, unless the risk of a spill can be completely eradicated, a spill response plan should also be prepared.
So when sourcing Spill Containment products, please consider AJ Safety.
If you need any further assistance selecting the right product or solution then feel free to contact us to speak with one of our friendly staff. Either shop online www.ajsafety.com.au or call us on Ph: 02 9894 5086.