Liquid Safety Solutions for Site Safety
Set out below are just a selection of products from our wider product range that are particularly suited to enhancing site safety.
The cost of slips and trips
31% of workplace accidents involve slips, trips or falls. This comes at a cost of around £512m a year to UK industry and businesses. These devastating costs to both individuals and to businesses is the reason why having a liquid safety solution is so important. Contact us today for more information.
For individuals and businesses alike, it is essential to have a robust policy in place to identify spill risks and to have recognised procedures in place to recover the spilled fluid as safely and quickly as possible.
Liquid Safety Solutions manufacture a wide range of absorbents to recover fluids of all types. In addition, we also supply a range of spill containment products that allow the risk of spills presenting a hazard to be reduced significantly.
Which type of absorbent should I choose?
White coloured absorbents are Oil-only and will absorb just oil-based fluids. These are perfect for just recovering oil-based fluids when water is present at the same time, as the absorbent will not take up any water-based fluids.
Maintenance absorbents (sometimes referred to as Universal) are grey and/or black and will absorb both oil- and water-based fluids at the same time.
Chemical absorbents are yellow. This is to signify to emergency services personnel that unknown or hazardous pollutants may be present and that extreme caution should be shown when recovering and disposing of these contaminated sorbents. All three types are made from polypropylene which makes them inert and will not react to chemicals.
Safety-first High-Visibility absorbents
Our Spillfyter high-visibility range of absorbents are perfect for drawing attention to and warning of the slip-risk of spilled or leaked fluids whilst also recovering the spill or leaked fluid. These high visibility absorbents can be used in both planned maintenance and cleaning operations.
Bright yellow in colour, these absorbents will recover both oil-based and water-based fluids. They are made from meltblown polypropylene, which ensures they will not react with any chemicals present so are a perfect go-to first choice.
For unplanned liquid spills the high-visibility absorbent with warning text in three languages and graphics warns of the slip risk and recovers the leak or spill at the same time.
This range is available in pads, rolls, and wipes. They also feature a handy range of boxed dispensers and warning stands.
Liquid spill solutions for everyday spills
To collect and recover fluids that leak or spill from machinery that are unplanned for, or expected, there are a range of absorbent spill products available.
Pads are ideal for wiping machinery or equipment. Laminated pads are the strongest, bonded pads feature sonic bond points. Both laminated and bonded pads feature perforations so that just the right amount of absorbent can be used.
Rolls of absorbent with a laminated layer can be placed alongside machinery and will accept foot traffic and in some cases wheeled traffic. They prevent slips and trips by drawing up fluids from hard surfaces. These products also feature perforations so that the correct amount can easily be torn-off.
Socks are long flexible tubes of absorbent that can be placed on a surface to surround and prevent spills or leaks from spreading whilst also absorbing the fluid. These are available in different lengths.
Pillows are perfect for placing under machinery or equipment to recover spills or leaks that are too large for a pad and also have the added bonus of not having to be replaced as frequently. They can also be easily placed into hard to reach spaces.
Drum Tops sit inside the rim of a standard oil-drum and capture spills involved in transferring fluids.
Spill Depot absorbent dispensers keep the absorbents stored and ready for use on machinery or equipment that requires regular liquid spill control. These can be regularly replenished to ensure absorbents are always at hand. Available in a range of sizes and either wall-mounted or free-standing formats ensures there will be a configuration suitable for any business’s requirements.
Secondary Containment storage and handling equipment or storing fluids ready for use in planned maintenance ensures fluids are handled safely. They also ensure any spills or leaks are prevented from escaping into the drains by the self-contained sump capacity.
Recovering unplanned spills or leaks
For unexpected spills and leaks it is essential to have the correct liquid safety solutions in place to be able to respond accordingly. In most cases a spill kit or range of strategically located and readily available spill kits will provide all the absorbents and a container needed to recover the spill.
Portable spill kits allow a quantity of absorbents to be taken to the site of a spill or leak quickly. Available in both Oil-only and Maintenance types and a range of sizes up to 50ltrs.
Static spill kits are best located where there is a chance of a spill occurring and providing mitigation against the risk. Available in an 80ltr size in either Oil-only or Maintenance types.
Wheeled spill kits range from 120ltr up to 1,000ltrs and in both Oil-only and Maintenance types. These highly manoeuvrable spill kits are an essential choice for dealing with unplanned spill types. With a ‘polluter pays’ policy it is easy to see how these spill kits can pay for themselves. To protect the initial investment, we provide spill kit refills to ensure the spill kits are always ready and on stand-by.
Bio-hazard Spill Kits offer neater and compact spill kits that are portable or easy to store ready for use when needed. They provide everything required to contain, recover and dispose of bodily fluids whilst protecting from contamination or infection.
The law from the HSE
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable, which means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks.
Employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others and must use any safety equipment provided.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)
Build on the HSWA and include duties on employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and take action where necessary.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Regulation 12)
Require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People should be able to move around safely.
Site Surveys and Spill Recovery training
To help you identify spill and leak risks we can provide a site survey. An experienced and highly knowledgeable member of our team will attend your premises and provide a written report identifying the risks. Along with the risk identification, a suggestions of liquid safety solutions will be suggested.
To allow a business’s employees to better respond to a spill we can arrange spill training to ensure that in the event of a spill everybody knows how to safely respond and follow a set procedure.
Absorbent compatibility chart
Use this chart to help select the correct absorbent type for a spill.