Every company that uses, processes, or stores hazardous substances should have an emergency plan for cleaning up spilled liquids. While every emergency is different, there are some key considerations that you should always be aware of. You should ask yourself the following questions: What is the volume of the leaked liquid? What kind of liquid did you spill? What are the characteristics of the leaked fluid? Where is the location of the leak? The DENIOS 10-point emergency plan guides you safely and systematically through the leak clean-up process.
How to properly tackle a hazardous material spill:
Assess the leak and identify the spilled fluid and potential quantity if possible. If necessary, inform the (plant) fire brigade and other auxiliary personnel. Your safety always comes first.
Put on protective equipment
Choose your appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). If necessary, consult the operating instructions or safety data sheets. The following applies: The leak must not be tackled without adequate protective gear.
Stop & contain leakage
Stop the leak at its source. Particular attention should be paid to gullies and water-permeable substrates, and it is essential to prevent media from entering them as far as possible! Contain the leak and prevent it from spreading further: Use DENSORB suction coils, oil booms, and sealing barriers to contain the liquid.
Mark the scene of the accident
Cordon off the accident scene so that employees do not accidentally come into contact with the leak or spread it with their feet or industrial trucks.
Further measures for cleaning up the spilled liquid must be defined when the situation is under control.
Absorb the contained liquid using DENSORB absorbent towels and cushions.
Check if the residue is left. If necessary, decontaminate the scene of the accident and emergency personnel.
Used absorbent pads must be disposed of by the statutory provisions. Disposal depends on the liquid sucked up. Information on this can be obtained from all certified disposal companies. For example, a temporary collection of binders containing oil can take place in ASP containers.
Document the deployment in a full deployment report. Inform the personnel involved, management, and, if necessary, the authorities about the accident and enable a learning process from the experiences made. Help determine the cause of the leak to correct procedures if required, thus avoiding a repeat of the emergency.
Stock up on emergency supplies
Refill DENSORB Emergency Kits and replace used PPE, barriers, salvage drums, etc.
Note: The emergency plan presented is merely a standardized recommendation. If necessary, create an individual emergency plan according to your local circumstances.
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