Installing and maintaining spill pallets correctly

All companies using spill pallets are also required to keep them in good condition. As with any other work equipment, the function of the sump (as well as the collection volume required in the application) must be guaranteed at all times. Necessary maintenance measures must be carried out or defects must be remedied immediately. 

In general, ensuring the correct installation of a spill pallet will provide you with a reliable product for a longer period, because in most cases damage occurs as a result of improper handling.

In our overview below we discuss most important things you should consider when installing and maintaining spill pallets. 



Factors to consider when installing a spill pallet, to avoid consequential damage Steel Spill Pallet Plastic Spill Pallet
Position the spill pallet in an area protected from wind and rain to ensure it does not fill with rainwater. 

Place the spill pallet on flat, paved surfaces only. 

Install in an area which protects the spill pallet from direct UV exposure or process heat (> 30 ° C) in the long term. 

Place the spill pallet so that the underside can be checked regularly and corrosion avoided. 
DENIOS steel spill pallets are galvanized or painted as standard and therefore protected against corrosion. 

Protect the spill pallet from manual damage. For example, by positioning it outside internal transport routes and / or by means of collision protection. 

Protect the spill pallet from corrosion. For example, make sufficient distances if there is a risk of contact or exposure to moisture for a long period of time. 
Spill pallets made of steel with plastic feet for storing containers and 205 litre drums. 

Never exceed the load capacity of the spill pallet. 

Only store compatible substances on the spill pallet.  
Use our media resistance list as a guide. 

Store containers in such a way that the spill pallet is always clearly visible and can easily be detected. 


Testing Steel Spill Pallet Plastic Spill Pallet
Make regular visual checks to see if any liquid has leaked from the stored containers (at least weekly).
Tip: The frequency of the check should always be based on your risk assessment. Considering your operational conditions and integrating the visual inspection into your operating instructions (for example, an examination of the drip tray at the beginning of each shift). If necessary, determine a responsible person.

Inspect the condition of the spill pallet and if necessary the grid every two years. The result must be recorded and submitted to the relevant authority on request. 

Factors to consider during maintenance testing Steel Spill Pallets Plastic Spill Pallets
Leaked liquids should be removed immediately.

Check the spill pallet comprehensively for damage and defects.
Tip: Check for signs of corrosion. 

Damage to the surface protection must be remedied immediately.

When replacing the grids, only a grid of equal / suitable load and dimensions may be used and it must be resistant to the intended storage medium.

Need more information or advice? Call 1-877-388-0187 to speak to a DENIOS expert.