You might have heard of a spill kit before and are wondering if you need one in your workplace. Spill kits are comparable to fire extinguishers in this way. You don’t expect to need them, but if the situation ever arises when you do, they are ready and waiting. It might be unnerving to be preparing for things like fires and big spills, but it is important to prepare for incidents like these so you can limit the damage as much as possible.
What is a spill?
Spills always happen in most industrial facilities.
A spill is defined by Occupational Health and Safety magazine as when an overflow of “high levels of toxic or potentially harmful ingredients or substances that could injure workers,” if the flow is exposed.
Storm drains are essential to modern infrastructure, and any threat to them poses an extremely high risk of severe consequences.
Picture this. You’ve just finished installing a great storm drain for either a residential or commercial property. It looks great and should do the job perfectly, but the following week rolls around, and the rain comes in. It rains all day and all night. The next morning, you receive an angry call from your client asking why their property and outdoor space is completely flooded, all because you overlooked one thing; storm drain protection.
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