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Wrap Up Warm This Autumn

In certain industries, there is a need to store substances at a specific temperature, predominantly in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical or food and drink arenas. Should the correct temperature not be maintained, the substances can spoil or become dangerous. To combat this and in addition to our heated bunded stores, we have expanded our range to incorporate a variety of original and market-leading electrical surface heating products for both drums and IBCs. These have been designed for a number of scenarios and provide a safe and cost-effective solution helping ensure the materials are held at the correct temperature while in storage, transportation or within the production/process area. Applying uniform surface heat to a relevant product eliminates concerns for localised overheating and prevents damage to more sensitive materials such as sugars or glucose and other viscous materials such as soaps, fats, foodstuffs, varnishes and chemicals allowing them to be pumped or...

Sleep in the Park 2018

In December of last year, five members of the Empteezy and Romold teams took part in Sleep in the Park as part of Social Bite's mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. With temperatures dropping to minus 7, whilst there was entertainment and laughs, it was no easy task.  For anyone who has slept outside in sub-zero conditions with a sleeping bag probably not fit for those kind of temperatures, it hurts. Mentally and physically, it is utterly exhausting - your body fights to protect itself from the cold which means you get little to no sleep. The team were lucky enough to be kitted out in thermals and have multiple layers to attempt to keep them warm. They had security to keep them safe. Homeless people do not have those luxuries. At 6.30am, people were allowed to leave. The relief of hot showers and a warm bed helped get the blood...

National Wildlife Day: Why is Spill Prevention So Important?

In conjunction with National Wildlife Day, we take a look at how animals can be affected by a leak of an unnatural substance into a waterway or drain. The Environment Agency are clear in their guidelines on what can and can't be disposed of in drains or waterways - deliberately or accidentally. If you pollute, you are directly responsible and could receive an unlimited fine, go to prison for up to 5 years or both. You may also have to pay the cost of the clean-up. Any substance that cannot be found naturally in an environment has the potential to pollute; shampoo, pesticides, milk, petrol, vegetable oil, slurry, solvents... Some of these substances are directly toxic but others can stop oxygen entering the water, indirectly affecting our wildlife.  The consequences of a spill can be disastrous on any level. It does not have to be on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon oil...

Empteezy Launch Organic Peroxide Storage Hub

As an ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited UK manufacturer with over 30 years' industry experience, we are well placed to offer safe and practical advice on organic peroxide storage and following an increased demand we have developed a specialist Organic Peroxide Storage hub, designed to inform users on the safe storage, handling and safe working practise when dealing with these extremely hazardous compounds.  Topics include: Information and advice Safe working practise Storage Spill response You will also find a free to download copy of the HSE guidance note CS21 -The storage and handling of organic peroxides Find out more by visiting the hub or contact us to contribute or see how we can help with your organic peroxide storage. Written by Mairi Beaver. Mairi Beaver

The safe storage of flammable liquids in the workplace

  When it comes to the compliant storage of flammable liquids, the UK has a minimum requirement which is regulated by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive). The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) set the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from fire and explosion risks related to dangerous substances and potentially explosive atmospheres and from gases under pressure and substances corrosive to metals and requires employers to control the risks to the safety of employees and others from these hazards. The regulations are supported by Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) and guidance documents and within the Control and Mitigation Measures ACOP you will find reference to the fire resistance of cabinets, other enclosures, cupboards and bins. Fire resisting cabinets or other enclosures should provide a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance in respect of integrity, except where explosion relief provisions are made and fire resisting...