Are Your Spill Pallets Legally Compliant for Use in the UK?
In 2001 the UK saw the first Oil Storage Regulation enacted for England, since then both Scotland and Northern Ireland have enacted their own regulations and Wales currently have theirs in draft.
The regulations clearly state a secondary containment system must satisfy the following requirements:
As you would expect there are a wide range of companies offering spill pallets for sale in the UK and the vast majority of them are manufactured to ensure compliance with UK regulations, however there are products on sale that have been designed to comply with regulations in other countries which have different legal requirements to the UK, namely they only hold 100%, not the 110% required, and therefore are not legally compliant in the UK.
Remember if you cause pollution or allow it to occur, you may be committing a criminal offence.
You can download a copy of the relevant Oil Storage Regulations from our Advice Centre, or feel free to contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
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