Spill Response Guide for Spill KitsDocument Transcript
For Supply With Every Custom-filled Emergency Spill Kits Project Sales Corp Visakhapatnam 530020 Andhra Pradesh +91-891-2564393 +91-98851-49412
Emergency Spill ResponseGuide1. Take actionWhen a spill occurs - it is imperative to take immediateaction. Make sure that the area is immediately securedand that only authorized people are at the scene of theaccident. Determine what has happened- what liquidhas leaked out, approximately how much and call forhelp if required. 2. In case of hazardous spills, make sure to wearprotective clothing!The most important thing during a spill or any accidentis to make sure that one is protected in a way so thatone does not cause harm to one self or others. Start bywearing protective clothing in ways of gloves, goggles,body suits, and eventual breathing apparatus if sorequired.
3. Minimize damage & stop further contaminationAfter finding out where the origin of the spill is - try toprevent further contamination. In other words - if adrum has tipped over or a tank has a rupture - takepreventative methods to minimize further spillage. Onecan either plug the hole or move the leaking containerin a way so that it no longer leaks or at least minimizesthe problem. Use Socs to contain the spill fromspreading.4. Seal drains, contain the situationIn order to achieve this, one must first make sure thatsufficient effective materials are available to do this.Mini-booms (SOCs) and drain-covers (SPC) and SPCDrain Plugs are very effective to contain a spill. If thespill is in the water - containment booms combinedwith sorbent booms are an effective way of preventingfurther spreading of the liquid at hand. Socs are themost ideal for spill containment where secondarycontainment is not available for immediate response.The clean up can be done by pads, rolls, pillows asavailable in the spill kits.
5. Begin clean upUsing materials at hand, the clean up job can begin.Materials used could include sorbents in forms of pads,rolls, mini-booms, pillows, booms and sweeps. Othermaterials frequently used include skimmers when thespill is on water. For some spills, a loose weightgranular absorbent could also considered as useable.See if your kit has these, else use the pads, rolls andpillows available in the kit for cleanup.6. Contact authoritiesEspecially when dealing with environmentally hazardousliquids such as chemicals, acids and petroleum-based liquids,authorities have to be contacted. This way, any resources thatthe authorities may have - such as Fire Brigades, Ambulancesetc. can be deployed. The authorities will also be able to givegood advice as to how to deal with the spill. It might also be agood idea to contact insurance companies if such policies arein place. Your HSE Manager would have a copy of theEmergency Response Guidebook for Hazardous Materials andshould be immediately contacted if you have any questionswhen handling a spill emergency.
7. Dispose of used clean up materials according tolocal regulations.When using absorbent materials to clean up a spill - makesure that the local regulations are followed when it comes todisposing of materials. Note that the sorbents take on thecharacteristics of the absorbed material and should bedisposed thereafter as per local regulations.8. Re-stock clean up materials.It may not seem important at the time, but it will become veryimportant if another spill occurs and there is insufficient stockoff materials for containment and clean up. It is comparable tohaving a fire and not having a fire extinguisher at hand. Afterreviewing point 9, it is suggested to return here and make sureall preparations are done and all materials are in place.Contact your local distributor, Project Sales Corp for furtherhelp on this point.
9. Review contingency plans and proceduresIf one does not already have a contingency plan in place, oneshould seriously consider preparing one. It is very important tobe prepared for "the worst". If one is prepared and has theproper procedures it is much easier to handle this type ofsituation. With proper preparation and adequate procedures itis much easier to handle this type of a situation. Consultantscan assist in developing procedures and selecting materials.What happened during the spill has to be reviewed andseveral question have to be asked:Do we have a plan to handle this kind of a situation?Is this plan complete?Do we have sufficient equipment and materials to handle thesituation?What corrective methods have to be taken?
Always keep in mind the following on spill kits:1. When you do not know the material that is spilled, expectthe worst.2. Oil Only sorbents works with oils mostly and do not absorbwater. They can be used with oils spills on land and water.3. For containing a spill from spreading use the socs providedin the spill kit.4. For cleaning up spills, use the pads in the kit whereavailable, else use the oil only pillows provided in the kits.5. For any chemical spills, use the Hazmat absorbentsincluded in the kit. Check the spill kit drum labels to make surethe kit is intended for use on chemical spills.6. Oil only sorbents do not work on chemical spills so ensureyou have chemical sorbents when working with chemicalspills.7. Hazmat Socs are to be used for containment and pads forquick clean up.8. When in doubt, ask. Consult your HSE Department for moreinformation.WORK SAFELY, NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE TOLD TO..WORK SAFELY BECAUSE YOU WANT TO !
This is an emergency response handbook for spillsdesigned to be included with all Custom Spill Kits. Forfurther information, please feel free to write to us orconsult your HSE Department Manager. Brady SPC, Spilltech and Solents Sorbents are marketed in Andhra Pradesh by Project Sales Corp. For any immediate assistance for stocks replenishments or any questions relating to this kit, please contact Satish Agrawal on +91-98851-49412.