Oil Technics Lltd Spill Training Manual


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Oil Technics Ltd: We don`t just supply Spill Kits and Absorbents, we also ensure they conform to BS7959. Oh and if you order from ourselves, we will provide a Spill Response Tool Box Training Session, Free of Charge. Keeping you ISO14001 Compliant!

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Oil Technics Lltd Spill Training Manual

  1. 1. Pollution Prevention,Containment &Safe Recovery SystemsTRAINING MANUALOil Technics
  2. 2. Who are Oil Technics?Since 1984, Oil Technics Ltd has been providing customersworldwide with innovative specialist cleaning products thatare:• Effective • Environmentally friendly • EconomicalBased in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, we have recently movedinto purpose built manufacturing and development facilitiesto improve and expand our already comprehensive range ofproducts.Our company values are simple:• 100% product satisfaction - guaranteed• Market-leading products - which do not harm the environment• Products that are tested and accredited - to the highest possible standards• World class customer serviceFor further information on our products and services, pleasevisit our websites or call us to talk to a member of our team.Oil Technics LtdLinton Business Park, Gourdon,Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK DD10 0NHT +44 (0) 1561 361515 E info@oiltechnics.comF +44 (0) 1561 361001 W www.oiltechnics.com2
  3. 3. ContentsEnvironmental Legislation p4Environmental Solutions p5Site drains p6Site protection Site drains p7Site Protection Daily use & emegencies p8Site Protection Procedures p9Site Protection Drain covers p10Absorbents Types of absorbent p11Absorbents Emergency response p13Absorbents Selection chart p14Instructions Drain covers p15Instructions Absorbents - daily use & cleanliness p16Instructions Absorbents - large spill response p17Instructions Absorbents - utilising Spill Kits p18Instructions Absorbents - reporting your action p19Waste stream management p20Practicing procedures p21Conclusion p223
  4. 4. Environmental Legislation4Pollution can kill!The scope of Environmental Legislation continues towiden on an annual basis - as does the monitoring andenforcement of this legislation.The legislation in its most basic term has one guidingprinciple, and this is:No matter what the process is undertakenwithin a company or establishment, its day to dayprocess must not have an adverse impact -ie, pollute - a local environment.A local environment can mean a river, stream / burn orsoakaway.
  5. 5. Environmental Solution5To ensure conformity to the legislation, companies orestablishments will install a person to head upEnvironmental Control.Such a person today can also be expected to manage theoverall Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental as-pects of the company. They will therefore be known as theHSQE Manager.In large companies or establishments, the HSQE Managerwill appoint HSQE Advisors / Champions / Team Leadsto help them manage this requirement.HSQE Responsibilities:Key Environmental Elements.• Maintain the Company Environmental Policy• Manage the Company Environmental Management System• Manage the Company ISO 14001 accreditation• Maintain accurate details of all systems which demonstrate“continual improvement”.Oil Technics are accredited to ISO 14001EMS 575801
  6. 6. Site drains6The most sensitive target on any site is its drains.As you can imagine, any spillage of a contaminant toa drain will have consequences due to where the drainwill terminate:• Surface water drains - rivers, streams, burns orsoakaways• Foul and effluent drains - treatment depot(normally managed by the local water authorities)Legislative consent to discharge levels to discharge levels areput in place and monitored by the EA / SEPA and WaterAuthorities to ensure companies do not discharge contaminantsvia highly sensitive drains (to rivers, etc) or to Effluent Plantswhere they could cause problems with ongoing treatmentprocesses.Company HSQE Manager will have systems in place - eitherwith on-site personnel or, more often than not, with localwaste companies - to manage their consent to dischargelevels.Drain colour codingAs an aid to managing site compliancy and emergencyresponse, drains will be colour coded.• Surface water drains - colour coded blue• Foul drains - colour coded red• Effluent drains - colour coded green
  7. 7. Site protection - drains7Any product with a hydrocarbon base poses a contaminationrisk to surface water drains. Therefore, interceptors arerequired to be installed on sites.For process areas employing chemicals or detergents,interceptors may also be used - but as they are primarilyemployed for hydrocarbon products:• the interceptor must be of the isolating design• valves must be shut to prevent chemicals or detergentsbeing released without treatment or control, which couldbe in breach of the consent to discharge limits imposedon the siteDid you know...?Interceptor oil discharges can be reduced byup to 95% using Oil Technics’s Bio Tubes.For further information,visit www.bio-tubes.com
  8. 8. Site protection8Daily use & emergenciesIn compliance with the Site Environmental Policy and insupporting this Policy through its Ennvironmental Manage-ment System (EMS), HSQE will install site wide proceduresfor the following:• How you work on a daily basis• How to prevent spills• How to deal with spills if they happen• How to respond to minor leaks and weeps• Emergency response to larger spillsFurthermore, the following equipment will be provided:• Daily use equipment will be provided for minor incidents.• Emergency equipment for larger incidents
  9. 9. 9Procedures• Store drums and IBCs on Containment Pallets or Decksor within Bunded facilities• Ensure that closures of drums are secure and valvesare fully closed off• Report any leaks, weeps or spills• Only allow access to such facilities to personnel deemedcompetent in their handling and operation• It is advisable that road fuel or waste tankers are loaded/ unloaded under supervision of a site employee who isdeemed to be competent• If this is not possible, ensure the tanker driver / operator isaware of who to call in an emergencyIBCs stored on spill pallets
  10. 10. Site protection10Drain coversTwo types of drain covers are available:• Reusable• Disposable (single use)Loose absorbentsThe most popular loose absorbentscome in the form of clay granules.These are employed for hydrocarbonspills and can be packaged forEmergency response.Note: It is vitally important that theseare employed under control to avoidgranules being distributed around thework place, on the wheels of forkliftsor on the footwear of employees.
  11. 11. Synthetic Absorbents11Different types of absorbentsThree types of synthetic absorbents are available:Oil Absorbent Pads & Rolls• White in colour• Hydrophobic (ie repel water)• Used for oil or hydrocarbon spillsMaintenance (MRO) Absorbent Pads & Rolls• Grey in colour• General purpose• Used for spills of emulsified hydrocarbons,oil or hydrocarbons, paints and solventsHazardous Absorbent Pads & Rolls• Green in colour• Universal use• Used for spills of everything fromwater to hazardous chemicals
  12. 12. Synthetic Absorbents12Different types of absorbentsAs well as Pads and Rolls, absorbents are available as:SocksAvailable in differents sizes and for:• Oil• Maintenance• HazardousPillowsAvailable in differents sizes and for:• Oil• Maintenance• HazardousDrumtop CoversPre-cut to fit on 205 Litre drumsand available for:• Oil• MaintenanceBoomsAvailable in differents sizes and for:• Oil - for use in river and marinecontainment
  13. 13. Synthetic Absorbents13Emergency responseSynthetic Absorbents are available packagesas Spill Response Kits for emergency use!Available for:• Oil• Maintenance• HazardousAvailable in different sizes as dictated by risk assessment:Spill Bags • 20L • 40LSpill Drums • 50L • 200LMobile Spill Kits • 120L • 240L• 360L • 650LMarine Spill Kits • 7 barrels • 12 barrelsAll Spill Kits are clearly labelled toshow what type of Absorbent is included.
  14. 14. Absorbent Selection Chart14►ForMarine andOffshoreUse?OilOnlyDo you needa barrier toprevent liquidgetting to theground?YESNOODN /ONOAddeddurability? YESNOSPCBLUEENV►►►►► ► ►►►Maintenance&General UseLowLintModerateTraffic?► NOYES►UXTBM/ HTMRO/ GP►►TRACKMATSROILPLUSIs StaticResistancea concern?YESNO►►►►YESNO►►►►►UN /HAZ►HazardousLiquids►►Oil Technics’ Absorbents Range - pads, rolls, socs,drum top covers, booms and more -for Oil Only, Maintenance or Hazardo­us Liquids.A full range of Socs, Pillows, Drum Top Covers, Booms, Fibres,Granules & Bioremediation Products are also available.
  15. 15. Drain covers - instructionsHow to deployThe resusable Drain Cover will be situated inone of two places:• Fitted to the wall• Included within a Spill KitPrior to undertaking a load / unload process, remove thedrain Cover from its polythene wrapping and lay it over the“at risk” drain.Carry out the load / unload process until completion.Only remove the Drain Cover from the drain once processis completely finished.If the Drain Cover has become dirty or contaminated,wipe clean with an Absorbent pad or wash in soapy water.Re-roll the Drain Cover in the polythene wrap to protect itfrom sticking to itself.Replace the Drain Cover in its alloted place.15
  16. 16. Absorbents - instructions16Daily use / workplace cleanlinessUse Absorbents to prevent or recover minor leaks,weeps or drips.PadsGeneral use for catching drips orwiping up splashes or small spills.RollsIdeal for laying across surfaces,workbenches or machinery.SocsAround corners or curvesof machinery or equipment.PillowsPlace under persistent dripsor in tight spaces.Drumptop coverKeep drumtops clean and tidy.
  17. 17. Absorbents - instructions17Responding to larger spills• Think safety always!Is there any risk to you or others through what you’reabout to do?• Will you need help?If you send someone for help or contact them by radio,make sure you ask them to let you know when help is onits way!• Can you identify what has been spilt?Are there any identifying labels or markings?• Are you protected?Make sure you are wearing the appropriate PPE.• Can you isolate the source?Stand up the container, turn off a pump, plug a hole, etc.• Do you need to protect any drains?Always do this before dealing with the spill.• Do you have the correct equipment?What do you have available tocontain the spill?
  18. 18. Absorbents - instructions18Utilising your Spill Kit• Break the security tag on your Spill Kit.• Think safety!Never walk through the spilt liquid!• Contain the spillEncircle the spill using the socs.• Absorb the spillUse pads or pillows to absorb the liquid.• Remove and dispose of used absorbentsOnly do this once you are happy all the spill hasbeen recovered (see also page 18).• Report your actionsTo log the incident and ensure absorbents arereplaced.
  19. 19. Absorbents - instructions19Reporting your actions• It is important to report near miss or ongoingmaintenance problems in regards to leaks or weeps.• If a spill has entered a drain, your company will have aprocedure on who to inform:• HQSE , Water Authorities or EA, SEPA, EPA• Telephone numbers and information on whom to informshould be displayed in work areas.
  20. 20. Waste Stream Management20Correct disposal routesContaminated absorbents should never be mixed withgeneral waste.• SeparateContaminated absorbents need to be segregatedinto hazardous or special waste skips or bins.• RemoveOnly licensed waste companies should be employedfor waste removal.• RecordWaste Transfer Note records must be kept andretained for auditing.• AuditPeriodically HQSE should audit Waste Company sitesto ensure correct “cradle to grave” disposal
  21. 21. Practice21Practical exercisesAs part of every company or establishment’s procedures,a practical exercise should be held at least once a year.This will help ensure personnel are competent and properprocedures are in place.
  22. 22. Conclusion22Summary of what’s been covered• Legislation & Company Responsibilities• ISO 14001• Prevention measures - daily use products• Drains - why they are important• Drain covers - types and colour codes• Absorbents - types and uses• Waste stream management - correct disposal• Reporting incidents - spills and near misses• Dealing with spills - theory and practical
  23. 23. Notes23
  24. 24. Available productsOil Technics Ltd manufacture and supply a comprehensiverange of products for Spill Containment, Spill Response andOil Bioremediation.Further information can be found at ourwebsite, www.oiltechnics.co.ukAlternatively, please contact us on +44 (0) 1561 361515for copies of our brochures:Absorbents• Pads, Rolls, Socs, Pillows, Booms, etc• Oil Only• Maintenance• Hazardous liquidsSpill Kits & Containment Systems• Spill Kits• Spill Systems• Secondary Containment• Drum & Bulk StorageIndustrial Cleaning & Bioremediation• Workshop Cleaning• Component Cleaning• Oil Process Cleaning• Oil BioremediationPrepared byOil Technics LtdLinton Business Park, GourdonAberdeenshire, Scotland UK DD10 0NHT: +44 (0) 1561 361515 F: +44 (0) 1561 361001E: info@oiltechnics.com W: www.oiltechnics.comREV.291012Oil Technics Ltd24