How to Use Containment Systems to Keep Spills at Bay

What do spill containment systems do? They trap the spill so that the spilled substance can’t get out. And these are spills that don’t disappear just by socking a paper towel at them.

Of course we should start with proper storage first, in order to prevent leaks and spills. But even the best storage units can be compromised, so leaks and spills do happen.

These spills can be very harmful to people and/or the environment. They can result in tough fines from regulatory agencies and liability suits if an injury takes place.

So it’s important to set up containment systems to keep them at bay. There are two major types of containment systems. On the one hand, you can basically “double-bag” the container with the chemical inside by placing it in a pallet.


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And then, you can also use containment systems to keep a spill that has already happened from spreading.

Containment systems such as berms belong to the second variety and can barricade an area where a spill has occurred, or they could be placed to surround areas where a leak or spill could occur. That way when the spill occurs, it is contained so it won’t be able to spread out all over the place. No one should have to “chase down” a spill when it could have been contained in the first place.

No one should ever have to be injured either. Injuries happen due to spills because some materials can burn skin or eyes, emit harmful fumes, and cause slip and fall accidents. This can result in injured employees, customers, vendors, and others. Insurance premiums go up, settlements need to be paid, and profits shrink.

So when you are dealing with drums and other liquid storage units, containment systems such as berms or pallets can work out great.

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