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Oil Technics Ltd: Spill Training Manual.


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Oil Technics Ltd: Spill Training Manual.

  1. 1. Pollution Prevention, Containment & Safe Recovery Systems TRAINING MANUAL Oil Technics
  2. 2. Who are Oil Technics? Since 1984, Oil Technics Ltd has been providing customers worldwide with innovative specialist cleaning products that are: • Effective • Environmentally friendly • Economical Based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, we have recently moved into purpose built manufacturing and development facilities to improve and expand our already comprehensive range of products. 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 service For further information on our products and services, please visit our websites or call us to talk to a member of our team. Oil Technics Ltd Linton Business Park, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK DD10 0NH T +44 (0) 1561 361515 E F +44 (0) 1561 361001 W 2
  3. 3. Contents Environmental Legislation p4 Environmental Solutions p5 Site drains p6 Site protection Site drains p7 Site Protection Daily use & emegencies p8 Site Protection Procedures p9 Site Protection Drain covers p10 Absorbents Types of absorbent p11 Absorbents Emergency response p13 Absorbents Selection chart p14 Instructions Drain covers p15 Instructions Absorbents - daily use & cleanliness p16 Instructions Absorbents - large spill response p17 Instructions Absorbents - utilising Spill Kits p18 Instructions Absorbents - reporting your action p19 Waste stream management p20 Practicing procedures p21 Conclusion p22 3
  4. 4. Environmental Legislation 4 Pollution can kill! The scope of Environmental Legislation continues to widen on an annual basis - as does the monitoring and enforcement of this legislation. The legislation in its most basic term has one guiding principle, and this is: No matter what the process is undertaken within a company or establishment, its day to day process must not have an adverse impact - ie, pollute - a local environment. A local environment can mean a river, stream / burn or soakaway.
  5. 5. Environmental Solution 5 To ensure conformity to the legislation, companies or establishments will install a person to head up Environmental Control. Such a person today can also be expected to manage the overall Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental as- pects of the company. They will therefore be known as the HSQE Manager. In large companies or establishments, the HSQE Manager will appoint HSQE Advisors / Champions / Team Leads to 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 14001 EMS 575801
  6. 6. Site drains 6 The most sensitive target on any site is its drains. As you can imagine, any spillage of a contaminant to a drain will have consequences due to where the drain will terminate: • Surface water drains - rivers, streams, burns or soakaways • Foul and effluent drains - treatment depot (normally managed by the local water authorities) Legislative consent to discharge levels to discharge levels are put in place and monitored by the EA / SEPA and Water Authorities to ensure companies do not discharge contaminants via highly sensitive drains (to rivers, etc) or to Effluent Plants where they could cause problems with ongoing treatment processes. Company HSQE Manager will have systems in place - either with on-site personnel or, more often than not, with local waste companies - to manage their consent to discharge levels. Drain colour coding As an aid to managing site compliancy and emergency response, 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 - drains 7 Any product with a hydrocarbon base poses a contamination risk to surface water drains. Therefore, interceptors are required to be installed on sites. For process areas employing chemicals or detergents, interceptors may also be used - but as they are primarily employed for hydrocarbon products: • the interceptor must be of the isolating design • valves must be shut to prevent chemicals or detergents being released without treatment or control, which could be in breach of the consent to discharge limits imposed on the site Did you know...? Interceptor oil discharges can be reduced by up to 95% using Oil Technics’s Bio Tubes. For further information, visit
  8. 8. Site protection 8 Daily use & emergencies In compliance with the Site Environmental Policy and in supporting this Policy through its Ennvironmental Manage- ment System (EMS), HSQE will install site wide procedures for 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 spills Furthermore, the following equipment will be provided: • Daily use equipment will be provided for minor incidents. • Emergency equipment for larger incidents
  9. 9. 9 Procedures • Store drums and IBCs on Containment Pallets or Decks or within Bunded facilities • Ensure that closures of drums are secure and valves are fully closed off • Report any leaks, weeps or spills • Only allow access to such facilities to personnel deemed competent in their handling and operation • It is advisable that road fuel or waste tankers are loaded / unloaded under supervision of a site employee who is deemed to be competent • If this is not possible, ensure the tanker driver / operator is aware of who to call in an emergency IBCs stored on spill pallets
  10. 10. Site protection 10 Drain covers Two types of drain covers are available: • Reusable • Disposable (single use) Loose absorbents The most popular loose absorbents come in the form of clay granules. These are employed for hydrocarbon spills and can be packaged for Emergency response. Note: It is vitally important that these are employed under control to avoid granules being distributed around the work place, on the wheels of forklifts or on the footwear of employees.
  11. 11. Synthetic Absorbents 11 Different types of absorbents Three types of synthetic absorbents are available: Oil Absorbent Pads & Rolls • White in colour • Hydrophobic (ie repel water) • Used for oil or hydrocarbon spills Maintenance (MRO) Absorbent Pads & Rolls • Grey in colour • General purpose • Used for spills of emulsified hydrocarbons, oil or hydrocarbons, paints and solvents Hazardous Absorbent Pads & Rolls • Green in colour • Universal use • Used for spills of everything from water to hazardous chemicals
  12. 12. Synthetic Absorbents 12 Different types of absorbents As well as Pads and Rolls, absorbents are available as: Socks Available in differents sizes and for: • Oil • Maintenance • Hazardous Pillows Available in differents sizes and for: • Oil • Maintenance • Hazardous Drumtop Covers Pre-cut to fit on 205 Litre drums and available for: • Oil • Maintenance Booms Available in differents sizes and for: • Oil - for use in river and marine containment
  13. 13. Synthetic Absorbents 13 Emergency response Synthetic Absorbents are available packages as Spill Response Kits for emergency use! Available for: • Oil • Maintenance • Hazardous Available in different sizes as dictated by risk assessment: Spill Bags • 20L • 40L Spill Drums • 50L • 200L Mobile Spill Kits • 120L • 240L • 360L • 650L Marine Spill Kits • 7 barrels • 12 barrels All Spill Kits are clearly labelled to show what type of Absorbent is included.
  14. 14. Absorbent Selection Chart 14 ► For Marine and Offshore Use? Oil Only Do you need a barrier to prevent liquid getting to the ground? YES NO ODN / ONO Added durability? YES NO SPC BLUE ENV ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ►► Maintenance & General Use Low Lint Moderate Traffic?► NO YES ► UXT BM / HT MRO / GP ► ► TRACK MAT SR OIL PLUS Is Static Resistance a concern? YES NO ► ► ► ► YES NO ► ► ► ► ► UN / HAZ► Hazardous Liquids ► ► 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 - instructions How to deploy The resusable Drain Cover will be situated in one of two places: • Fitted to the wall • Included within a Spill Kit Prior to undertaking a load / unload process, remove the drain 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 process is 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 it from sticking to itself. Replace the Drain Cover in its alloted place. 15
  16. 16. Absorbents - instructions 16 Daily use / workplace cleanliness Use Absorbents to prevent or recover minor leaks, weeps or drips. Pads General use for catching drips or wiping up splashes or small spills. Rolls Ideal for laying across surfaces, workbenches or machinery. Socs Around corners or curves of machinery or equipment. Pillows Place under persistent drips or in tight spaces. Drumptop cover Keep drumtops clean and tidy.
  17. 17. Absorbents - instructions 17 Responding to larger spills • Think safety always! Is there any risk to you or others through what you’re about 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 on its 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 to contain the spill?
  18. 18. Absorbents - instructions 18 Utilising your Spill Kit • Break the security tag on your Spill Kit. • Think safety! Never walk through the spilt liquid! • Contain the spill Encircle the spill using the socs. • Absorb the spill Use pads or pillows to absorb the liquid. • Remove and dispose of used absorbents Only do this once you are happy all the spill has been recovered (see also page 18). • Report your actions To log the incident and ensure absorbents are replaced.
  19. 19. Absorbents - instructions 19 Reporting your actions • It is important to report near miss or ongoing maintenance problems in regards to leaks or weeps. • If a spill has entered a drain, your company will have a procedure on who to inform: • HQSE , Water Authorities or EA, SEPA, EPA • Telephone numbers and information on whom to inform should be displayed in work areas.
  20. 20. Waste Stream Management 20 Correct disposal routes Contaminated absorbents should never be mixed with general waste. • Separate Contaminated absorbents need to be segregated into hazardous or special waste skips or bins. • Remove Only licensed waste companies should be employed for waste removal. • Record Waste Transfer Note records must be kept and retained for auditing. • Audit Periodically HQSE should audit Waste Company sites to ensure correct “cradle to grave” disposal
  21. 21. Practice 21 Practical exercises As 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 proper procedures are in place.
  22. 22. Conclusion 22 Summary 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. Notes 23
  24. 24. Available products Oil Technics Ltd manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of products for Spill Containment, Spill Response and Oil Bioremediation. Further information can be found at our website, Alternatively, please contact us on +44 (0) 1561 361515 for copies of our brochures: Absorbents • Pads, Rolls, Socs, Pillows, Booms, etc • Oil Only • Maintenance • Hazardous liquids Spill Kits & Containment Systems • Spill Kits • Spill Systems • Secondary Containment • Drum & Bulk Storage Industrial Cleaning & Bioremediation • Workshop Cleaning • Component Cleaning • Oil Process Cleaning • Oil Bioremediation Prepared by Oil Technics Ltd Linton Business Park, Gourdon Aberdeenshire, Scotland UK DD10 0NH T: +44 (0) 1561 361515 F: +44 (0) 1561 361001 E: W: REV.291012 Oil Technics Ltd 24