Drum Bunds & Containment
Drum bund spill pallets are secondary containment solutions designed to prevent hazardous liquids from leaking into the environment. Our range of drum bunds is made from polyethylene, polypropylene and steel.
Each drum and barrel bund has a sump that can hold the volume of the largest container stored on the pallet to meet UK environmental regulations. Drum spill pallets and bunds are used in various industries, including workshops, manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.
How do drum spill pallets and bunds work?
Drum spill pallets and bunds create a barrier between the drums and the ground. This barrier prevents any leaks or spills from reaching the surrounding area. The sump in the bottom of the pallet or bund collects spilt liquid, making it easy to clean up and dispose of.
What are the benefits of using drum bund spill pallets?
There are many benefits to using drum spill pallets and bunds, including:
Compliance with environmental regulations: In the UK, regulations require businesses to use secondary containment for hazardous liquids. Drum spill pallets and bunds help businesses comply with these regulations.
Environmental protection: Drum spill pallets and bunds prevent hazardous liquids from contaminating the soil and groundwater. This helps to protect the environment and human health.
Safety: Drum spill pallets and bunds help to create a safer workplace for employees by reducing the risk of slips, trips, and falls caused by spills.
Financial savings: Drum spill pallets and bunds can help businesses save money by preventing costly cleanups and environmental fines.
When should you use drum spill pallets and bunds?
Drum spill pallets and bunds should be used whenever hazardous liquids are stored or dispensed. This includes liquids such as oils, fuels, chemicals, and solvents. Drum spill pallets and bunds are especially important in areas where spills are likely to occur, such as loading docks, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.
How do you choose the right drum spill pallet or bund
When choosing a drum spill pallet or bund, it is essential to consider the following factors:
Size: The drum spill pallet or bund should be large enough to hold the largest drum or container stored on it.
Material: Drum spill pallets and bunds are typically polypropylene, polyethylene or steel. Polyethylene is robust with wide chemical compatibility. Steel is more durable, but it is also more expensive. Steel is also not ideal for storing chemicals that react with ferrous metals such as AdBlue, acids, bleach and salts.
Capacity: The drum spill pallet or bund should have a sump that can hold the volume of the largest container stored on it. Either 110% of the largest or 25% of the total volume.
Features: Some drum spill pallets and bunds have additional features, such as removable grates, drain plugs, and forklift pockets.
How to use drum spill pallets and bunds safely
To use drum spill pallets and bunds safely, follow these tips:
- Place the drum spill pallet or bund on a level surface.
- Ensure the sump is empty before storing drums or containers on the pallet or bund.
- Load the drums or containers carefully to avoid spills.
- Secure the drums or containers with straps or chains to prevent them from tipping over.
- Inspect the drum spill pallet or bund regularly for cracks or leaks.
- Clean up any spills immediately.
Drum spill pallets and bunds are essential safety equipment for any business that stores or handles hazardous liquids. They help to protect the environment, human health, and financial resources. By choosing the right drum spill pallet or bund and using it safely, businesses can help prevent costly spills and environmental damage and comply with oil storage regulations.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using drum spill pallets and bunds:
- Drum spill pallets and bunds should be inspected regularly to ensure they are in good condition.
- Drum spill pallets and bunds should be cleaned regularly to remove spilt liquids.
- Drum spill pallets and bunds should be replaced if damaged or cracked.
- Drum spill pallets and bunds should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Drum spill pallets and bunds can be used to store a variety of hazardous liquids, including:
**Drum spill pallets and bunds are available in various sizes and materials to meet the needs of different businesses.