Standing Up to Everyday Leaks and Drips

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This presentation details hazards in your workplace and the products that are available to help you contain them. It highlights the different areas where leaks and drips can happen, how to minimise the risk and how to get the most out of your absorbents.

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Standing Up to Everyday Leaks and Drips

  1. 1. CONTAINING HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE Presented By New Pig UK STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  2. 2. <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Operations or Production Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health and Safety Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Stores Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Company Executive or Director </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouse Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Technician </li></ul>THIS PRESENTATION IS LIKELY TO BE OF SPECIAL INTEREST IF YOU HOLD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: <ul><li>Slippery floors are everyday occurrences in many workplaces, but commonly overlooked as a safety hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>Liquids typically leak, drip or spray on to floors and walkways where workers can easily slip and fall. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation details the risks facing your operation and the products and processes developed to help you migrate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>DANGERS THAT CAN FLOOR YOU. </li></ul><ul><li>Many workplace operations require liquids to be stored, moved and dispensed on site. </li></ul><ul><li>Such processes involve the risk of leaks and drips reaching floors and walkways – turning </li></ul><ul><li>clean, dry surfaces that normally provide sound footing into slippery hazards that can cause injurious, even deadly falls. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics show that </li></ul><ul><li>Slips and falls are the single most common cause if major injury in the UK workplace. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>95% of major slips result in broken bones. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Slip and fall injuries account for 33% of all major injuries reported. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 11,000 major slip or fall incidents are recorded each year. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slip and fall accidents cost employers more than £512 million per year. 1 </li></ul>SPILLING THE TRUTH ON SPILLAGES <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>IT’S WORTH NOTING… </li></ul><ul><li>By law, you are obliged to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors to your premises. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on the regulations you need to comply with, refer to: </li></ul>YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>THE MANAGEMENT OF H&S AT WORK REGS 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>THE WORKPLACE (HEALTH, SAFETY & WELFARE) REGS 1992 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Highly effective containment products and technologies have now been developed to keep you free from slips and falls. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaks and drips from machinery, drums, pipes and other sources needn’t reach floors and walkways to become dangerous slip hazards. </li></ul>TOWARDS A MORE SUREFOOTED WORKPLACE <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Machinery – Absorbent Socks, Absorbent Mats, Drip Trays, Pans and Absorbent Pillows </li></ul>For different areas use a combination of: <ul><li>Plant Machinery – Absorbent Socks, Absorbent Mats, Drip Trays, Pans and Absorbent Pillows </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouses – Absorbent Mats Traffic Mats </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid Handling– Dispensing Dollies, Drive-in Containment and Basins and Trays </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid Storage – Spill Pallets and Decks, and Pallet Rack Sumps </li></ul><ul><li>Pipework– Absorbent Mats, Pipe Diverts, Repair Rape and Putty </li></ul><ul><li>Roofs and Entrances – Leak Diverters and Entrance Mats </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Absorbent mats, socks and pillows are three of the product categories most sought by responsible employers confronting the risks posed by liquids in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER: </li></ul><ul><li>Absorbent Mats are made with a range of absorption properties to match the different dripping, leaking or split liquids they may be required to tackle. </li></ul>SOAK UP THE PROBLEM <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul><ul><li>Absorbent Mats </li></ul><ul><li>Absorbent Socks </li></ul><ul><li>Pillows and Pans </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Absorbents </li></ul><ul><li>Oil-Only Absorbents </li></ul><ul><li>Haz-Mat or Chemical Absorbents </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you select the right kind which is suitable for the types of liquid they will be in contact with. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how flexible your Absorbent Socks will need to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your absorption requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>For everyday discharges under cramped machinery, drum taps, pipes and flanges consider Pillows and Pans. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Optimising the performance of these advanced solutions will help you minimise the danger of slip and fall accidents in your workplace: </li></ul><ul><li>When working with Absorbent Mats: </li></ul><ul><li>Clean away any debris or clay from the ground – Mats work best with direct contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t stack – stacking doesn’t increase absorbency, but does create more waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to full capacity before disposal – a puddle on top of the mat indicates that it needs replacing. </li></ul><ul><li>When working with Absorbent Socks: </li></ul><ul><li>Clean away any debris or clay from the ground – Mats work best with direct contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Shake before deployment – giving Absorbent Socks a good shake evenly distributes the contained filler to create the best possible contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap – when placing socks end-to-end, overlapping them by 8cm ensures liquid does not pass from one to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using surfactants with Oil-Only Socks – the chemicals will destroy the socks’ water repellency </li></ul><ul><li>Leave until fully saturated – you’ll know when it’s time to replace a sock as liquid will slowly seep through and pool behind it. </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also recommended that you develop an advanced plan to deal with the contingency of unexpected leaks and spills. </li></ul>GETTING MORE FROM ABSORBENT MATS AND SOCKS <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Slips, trips and fall incidents in the UK workplace cost 40 workers their lives in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Crucial to minimising the risk of slips and falls is the safe and legally compliant curbing of leaks, drips and spills. Best practice recommends that you: </li></ul>ASORBING THE LESSONS <ul><li>STANDING UP TO EVERYDAY LEAKS AND DRIPS </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO CONTAIN SPILLS </li></ul><ul><li>I,E.ABSORBENT SOCKS, DRIP TRAYS AND ABSORBENT PILLOWS </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO CAPTURE SPILLS </li></ul><ul><li>I.E. ABSORBENT MATS, WIPES, ENTRANCE MATS AND SPILL KITS </li></ul><ul><li>ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRODUCTS </li></ul><ul><li>I.E. ANTI SLIP MATS, SLIP RESISTANCE PAINT AND ANTI SLIP TAPE </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise yourself and your employees with relevant legislature </li></ul><ul><li>THE VOLUME OF LIQUIDS TO BE ABSORBED </li></ul><ul><li>LEVELS OF LIQUID RETENTION </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIRED PRODUCT DURABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your absorption products are used to optimal effect </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise yourself and your employees with relevant legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all safety guidelines concerning handling/disposing of used absorption products </li></ul><ul><li>Develop contingency plans for addressing unexpected leaks and spills </li></ul>
  9. 9. THANK YOU FACEBOOK.COM/NEWPIGUK TWITTER.COM/NEWPIGUK
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