What is spill control and containment?
This is where spills or leaks of chemicals, oils and other liquids are contained within a barrier, or captured in a drainage system, rather than being absorbed at the surface or contaminating the surrounding environment.
Spill regulations and legislation in the UK
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.
All fuels and oils stored in containers over 200 litres must be contained on or within a bund or secondary containment unit. In Scotland, this rule applies to any amount of fuel or oil.
The bund should be capable of storing 10% of the largest container, or 25% of the total storage capacity, whichever is the greater.
Non compliance is a criminal offence and may result in prosecution.
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