IBC Bund Pallet
What are IBC bund spill pallets?
IBC bund spill pallets are secondary containment solutions designed to prevent hazardous liquids from leaking into the environment. They are typically made of polyethylene or steel and have a sump that can hold the volume of the largest container stored on the pallet. 1000L IBC bund spill pallets are used in various industries, including manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.
Our range of IBC bund pallets is designed to meet all UK regulations and environmental controls. From a single 1000L IBC bund up to larger IBC cabinets designed to store multiple IBCs in a weatherproof fire resistance storage container.
How do IBC bund spill pallets work?
IBC bund spill pallets work by creating a barrier between the IBCs 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 any spilt liquid, making it easy to clean up and dispose of.
What are the benefits of using IBC bund spill pallets?
There are many benefits to using IBC bund spill pallets, including:
Compliance with UK regulations: The Oil Storage Regulations require that all oil storage containers with a capacity of over 200 litres must be stored in a secondary containment system. IBC bund spill pallets comply with these regulations.
Environmental protection: IBC bund spill pallets prevent hazardous liquids from contaminating the soil and groundwater. This helps to protect the environment and human health.
Safety: IBC bund spill pallets help to create a safer workplace for employees by reducing the risk of slips, trips, and falls caused by spills.
Financial savings: IBC bund spill pallets can help businesses save money by preventing costly cleanups and environmental fines.
When should you use IBC bund spill pallets?
IBC bund spill pallets should be used whenever hazardous liquids are stored or dispensed in IBCs. This includes liquids such as oils, fuels, chemicals, and solvents. IBC bund spill pallets are especially important in areas where spills are likely to occur, such as loading docks, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.
How to choose the right IBC bund spill pallet
When choosing an IBC bund spill pallet, it is important to consider the following factors:
Size: The IBC bund spill pallet should be large enough to hold the largest IBC that will be stored on it.
Material: IBC bund spill pallets are typically made of polyethylene or steel. Polyethylene is less durable than steel, but it is also less expensive. Steel is more durable, but it is also more expensive.
Capacity: The IBC bund spill pallet should have a sump that can hold the volume of the largest IBC stored on it.
Features: Some IBC bund spill pallets have additional features, such as removable grates, drain plugs, and forklift pockets.
How to use IBC bund spill pallets safely
To use IBC bund spill pallets safely, follow these tips:
- Place the IBC bund spill pallet on a level surface.
- Ensure the sump is empty before storing any IBCs on the pallet.
- Load the IBCs carefully to avoid spills.
- Secure the IBCs with straps or chains to prevent them from tipping over.
- Inspect the IBC bund spill pallet regularly for cracks or leaks.
- Clean up any spills immediately.
UK regulations about storing IBC tanks
In addition to the Oil Storage Regulations 2012 mentioned above, several other UK regulations apply to the storage of IBC tanks. These regulations include:
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH): COSHH requires employers to assess and control employee exposure risks to hazardous substances. This includes risks from the storage of hazardous substances in IBC tanks.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990: The Environmental Protection Act 1990 prohibits land and water pollution. This includes pollution caused by the storage of hazardous substances in IBC tanks.
The Water Resources Act 1991: The Water Resources Act 1991 prohibits the pollution of watercourses. This includes pollution caused by the storage of hazardous substances in IBC tanks.
IBC bund spill pallets are essential safety equipment for any business that stores or handles hazardous liquids in IBCs. They help to protect the environment, human health, and financial resources. By choosing the right IBC bund spill pallet and using it safely, businesses can help to prevent costly spills and environmental damage.