Fuel Spill Containment
While gas and oil spills can cause considerable damages to the environment, as a business owner, if you fail to adhere to your Spill Prevention Containment and Countermeasure plan (SPCC) you may also be hit with fines. Whether the spill happens on land or water, the impact on the local ecosystem can be horrendous. The impact on wildlife, humans, and loss of business for the local community is also a concern. So, besides being fined by governmental bodies, you may also be sued for loss of livelihood. This is why it’s so vital to not only have an SPCC plan but to revisit it and update it on a regular basis, usually once per quarter.
If you are in an industry that uses large quantities of petroleum-based substances, such as gas, oil, hydraulic fluids, or other petroleum-based lubricants, you are at a higher risk of having a hazardous material breach. But businesses who store or use small quantities of these materials should not feel secure. A small spill can more detrimental than you think.
Petroleum Product Spill Containment Services
The unfortunate thing about petroleum-based spills is that they always seem to happen at the worst possible time. You may be fulfilling a big order and need to have it shipped ASAP, and you get a call from the floor manager alerting you that you have problems. When this happens, you might scramble for your spill kit, and begin working feverishly to contain the spill. But, in the process, you may accidentally neglect to prioritize the safety of your employees, vendors, and customers. This is why it is vitally important that you have a plan and ensure that all of your employees know what that plan is and adhere to it. At North Texas Spill Response, we take fuel spills seriously and have the equipment and expertise to handle any size spill. So, if you need help devising a spill containment and countermeasure plan, or you have one and need to know who to call should a spill occur, give us a call for a free on-site environmental services consultation. Doing so can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.