YOUR GUIDE TO  SPILL RESPONSE Presented By New Pig UK WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S ...
<ul><li>Maintenance Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Operations or Production Manager </li...
<ul><li>Statistics show that </li></ul><ul><li>Slips and falls are the single most common cause of major injury in the UK ...
<ul><li>IT’S WORTH NOTING… </li></ul><ul><li>Slips and falls on spilt liquids can prompt legal action against you for non-...
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Decades of development, driven by the dangers of slippery surfaces and by the need...
<ul><li>ASSESS THE RISK </li></ul><ul><li>When a spill happens the first response of all at the scene bust be to STOP, LOO...
<ul><li>TIP: </li></ul><ul><li>A PPE suite that’s too small will stretch, making it vulnerable to tearing or bursting. One...
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Spill Kits contain all the supplies you need to confine, control and clean up an e...
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>At all times, avoid stepping into spilled liquid. If you do, you could slip and fa...
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>At all times, avoid stepping into spilled liquid. If you do, you could slip and fa...
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing sufficient reserves of suitable Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Kits...
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  1. 1. YOUR GUIDE TO SPILL RESPONSE Presented By New Pig UK WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  2. 2. <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>Each year, slips and falls in the workplace cost employees their wellbeing and businesses, their productivity, profitability and reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation includes information on the risks to your employees and business, preparing for spill incidents, how to respond to spill incidents and tips on training responders and employees. </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Statistics show that </li></ul><ul><li>Slips and falls are the single most common cause of major injury in the UK workplace. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>95% of major slips result in broken bones. 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><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 spillages reaching floors and walkways – turning clean dry surfaces, that normally provide sound footing into slippery hazards that can provoke injurious, even deadly falls. </li></ul>HAZARDS YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO FALL DOWN ON WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  4. 4. <ul><li>IT’S WORTH NOTING… </li></ul><ul><li>Slips and falls on spilt liquids can prompt legal action against you for non-compliance with health and safety legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on the regulations you need to comply with, refer to: </li></ul>YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS <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>WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  5. 5. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Decades of development, driven by the dangers of slippery surfaces and by the need for legal compliance, have created highly effective containment products and technologies to help you prevent spilt liquids. </li></ul><ul><li>More severe spill incidents do happen, even at well-run facilities. To mitigate the worst dangers such events pose – to your employees, your business and the environment – it’s essential you develop a comprehensive spill response strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>This strategy should comprise: </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Risk Assessment and Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>An incident Response Plan for immediate implementation when a spill occurs </li></ul><ul><li>On-going training for managers, incidents responders and other employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Steps to Smart Spill Response: </li></ul><ul><li>Asses the risk – decide the type and amount of liquid that has been spilled and the risk it poses to spill responders and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Equip the responders – if appropriate, ensure responders have protective clothing and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Confine the spill – use Absorbent Socks and non-absorbent Spill Barriers to keep the spill from spreading into walkways, water sources and drains </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the spill at its source – this may be as simple as turning a displaced container upright or closing a valve </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up – Absorbent Pillows and Mat Pads may be used in conjunction with vacuuming and pluming equipment to complete clean up after a spill </li></ul><ul><li>Decontaminate – With initial clean up complete, all those exposed to potentially hazardous materials will need to be thoroughly decontaminated </li></ul><ul><li>Report – complete all reporting procedures in accordance with local and national guidelines for spill incidents </li></ul>A SUREFOOTED STRATEGY WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  6. 6. <ul><li>ASSESS THE RISK </li></ul><ul><li>When a spill happens the first response of all at the scene bust be to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN. </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER: </li></ul><ul><li>Different PPE types and styles have been developed to protect all parts of the body from a myriad of hazards. </li></ul>KILL THE SPILL <ul><li>STOP </li></ul>WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900 <ul><li>Never walk through, taste or touch spilt liquids, or rush into a spill areas to help a worker who is unconscious or otherwise injured. </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK </li></ul><ul><li>LISTEN </li></ul><ul><li>See if you can tell how big the spill is and check the container label or Material Safety Data Sheet to establish the liquid involved. Look to locate the source of the discharge and control the equipment available in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Open your ears for any unusual sounds. If you can hear burst lines or released pressure valves hissing, this will help you identify the spill’s source. At this point informing others and isolating the spill site will help reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>TIP: </li></ul><ul><li>A PPE suite that’s too small will stretch, making it vulnerable to tearing or bursting. One that’s too large could billow or drape to produce an additional hazard. </li></ul>KILL THE SPILL <ul><li>EQUIP THE RESPONDERS </li></ul><ul><li>In spill situations, it’s essential that responders are provided with appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Some PPE items commonly include: </li></ul><ul><li>Suites – these protect responders’ bodies and you should obtain the right types for the liquid hazards present in your workplace. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type 1 or 2 equipment – for use when a spilt liquid is unknown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type 3 equipment – for when spilt liquid demands high levels of respiratory protection but skin protection is less of a concern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type 4 equipment – for when the spilt liquid presents minimal skin hazards and permits the deployment of air purifying respirators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type 5 or 6 equipment – for use when there is no potential for splashes, immersion or unexpected inhalation of spilt liquids. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gloves – these shield hands from corrosive, irritant or excessively hot or cold liquids. </li></ul><ul><li>Goggles – these safeguard eyes and faces from chemical splashes, flying particles and dust </li></ul><ul><li>Boot covers – correctly sized, these buffer feet from exposure to chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Respirators – these isolate wearers from harmful levels of airborne contaminants </li></ul>WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  8. 8. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Spill Kits contain all the supplies you need to confine, control and clean up an emergency spill. </li></ul><ul><li>CONFINE THE SPILL </li></ul><ul><li>With the risk assessed and enabled by the right PPE, your responders can move to confine the spill and reduce the hazard it poses. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish isolation or work zone – to protect all those in the affected area, especially if the spill presents the danger of an explosion or respiratory hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise your Spill Kits – these contain all the supplies you need to confine, control and clean up an emergency spill. Make sure the Kits and especially the included Absorbents, are suitable for the liquid hazards in your facility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Absorbents – soak up non-aggressive liquids such as oils, water, coolants and solvents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil-Only Absorbents – take up petroleum based liquids such as motor oil, hydraulic oil, gasoline, diesel and kerosene. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haz-Mat or Chemical Absorbents – are meant for aggressive liquids such as acids and caustics, and for unknown liquids. </li></ul></ul>KILL THE SPILL WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  9. 9. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>At all times, avoid stepping into spilled liquid. If you do, you could slip and fall, causing serious injury; and unless you clean any residue form your footwear, you will track it round the workplace, causing more slip and fall hazards for your co-workers. </li></ul><ul><li>STOP THE SPILL AT THE SOURCE </li></ul><ul><li>Once a spill is contained, you’ve minimised the risks of slips and falls, waterway pollution and equipment damage. But to stop the flow of liquid you still need to eliminate the spill’s source. This may mean: </li></ul><ul><li>Righting an upturned container </li></ul><ul><li>Placing a leaking vessel in a secondary containment or over pack </li></ul><ul><li>Closing a leaky or faulty valve </li></ul><ul><li>Plugging a punctured container or hose. </li></ul><ul><li>CLEAN UP </li></ul><ul><li>With the flow of liquid halted, you can move to assess and conduct the clean up </li></ul><ul><li>At all times avoid stepping into spilled liquid. You could slip and fall, causing serious injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless plant or other items within the affected area require removal or protection from damage, it’s best to start from the outside of the spill and work towards the center. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the buddy system and make sure you’re not responding alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Absorbent Pillows, Mats and Socks to soak up spilled liquids. </li></ul><ul><li>If purity of material is not an issue, you can vacuum certain slips to recover liquid for re-use. </li></ul><ul><li>For small spills, such as those common in laboratories, another option is to neutralise the liquid in question. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you collect all spent materials used to combat the spill. </li></ul>KILL THE SPILL WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  10. 10. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>At all times, avoid stepping into spilled liquid. If you do, you could slip and fall, causing serious injury; and unless you clean any residue form your footwear, you will track it round the workplace, causing more slip and fall hazards for your co-workers. </li></ul><ul><li>DECONTAMINATION </li></ul><ul><li>Thoroughly cleansing the spill area, all tools and equipment used and the responders themselves is the final physical stage of your spill response. Effective decontamination lines are essential to protecting the health and safety of employees and emergency responders: </li></ul><ul><li>People in the spill area who’ve slipped and fallen, or otherwise injured should be decontaminated first so they can receive medical treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice drills should incorporate wet and dry decontamination procedures so everyone is familiar with the process and possible scenarios. </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous materials accumulated should be removed or neutralised. </li></ul><ul><li>REPORT </li></ul><ul><li>Once the liquid spill at your facility is fully cleaned up, you must complete all notifications required under local and national regulations. </li></ul>KILL THE SPILL WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
  11. 11. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing sufficient reserves of suitable Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Kits and other key suppliers will help ensure the plan’s success should it ever need to be implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>Slip, trip and fall incidents in the UK workplace cost 40 workers their lives in 2009 with liquids spilt onto floors and walkways among the commonest of causes. Best practice recommends that you: </li></ul><ul><li>Assess in advance of any spill event, the exact risks posed by the liquids at your facility. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a comprehensive 7-step Incident Response Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure all employees are trained, in accordance with their roles and locations, so they know precisely how to react in a spill event. </li></ul>ABSORB THE LESSONS WHERE THERE’S A SPILL, THERE’S A WAY facebook.com/newpiguk • www.newpig.co.uk • Freephone 0800 919 900
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