Spills happen. They are common in most workplaces and no two are the same.
Spill control and containment is a legal requirement for businesses across the UK. Oil and chemical spills can have a wide range of effects on the immediate and surrounding environment, also affecting wildlife and humans that it comes into contact with.
CleanWorks products are made to prevent potentially harmful fluids from contaminating the environment. Costly to industry in today’s heavily-regulated environmental framework, no business can afford to be complacent.
Every business must be compliant.
Socks stop the source of the spill and contain it from spreading. This should be done after the spill liquid has been determined and the right colour sock is used for the liquid type. White socks, for example, are to be used for oil and the grey socks are for universal use. Check how much liquid each individual sock can absorb before use, as they each absorb different amounts depending on the size.
All Spill Response Kits contain absorbents to handle the liquids being used on site. White kits are for oil on water and grey kits are for universal use. Depending on the size of your site, Spill Kits should be kept in locations where liquids are being stored, handled, delivered to and transported across. Employees need to know what these kits contain, how to use the equipment and how to safely dispose of any used absorbents.
Absorbent pads can be used to clean up spills quickly. Place the pads over the spill and allow them to absorb the liquid. Once saturated, place in the disposable bags. Check how much liquid each individual pad can absorb before use and make sure you use the right pad on the right spill. The white pads are for oil on water and the grey pads are universal.
CleanWorks Spill Absorbent Sock - Oil Only Code: 534032
CleaWorks 15L Spill Response Kit - Oil Only Code: 534079