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What is the Importance of Spill Containment?

Does your team have best practices in place when it comes to spill containment and hazardous material management? Each year, countless worksites across North America experience significant damage and safety risks due to a lack of prevention training, as well as safeguard equipment like spill decks. With costly fines and employee health on the line, skimping on spill containment simply isn’t an option for operations that are handing any kind of liquid on site.

At Northern Platforms, we understand the need for spill containment solutions and partner with industry-leading manufacturers like UltraTech to bring you the top solutions for spills, leaks, and other safety hazards that can make your worksite dangerous. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of integrating spill containment solutions into your operations, as well as the benefits of partnering with Northern Platforms. Read on to learn more.

Why Are Spill Decks Important?

As anyone in the petrochemical, oil & gas industry or terminal business will know, the reality of handling liquids is that spills are an inevitability. In order to uphold OSHA and OH&S standards, you’ll need to have a safeguard in place to protect your facility, but more importantly your staff in the event of a spill or leak. Spill Decks are designed to catch and safely store spills, giving you peace of mind and the opportunity to dispose of chemicals properly. There are many benefits to using spill decks, including:

Safer Clean Up

Two of the biggest risks presented by chemical spills are immediate damage, as well as cross-contamination. Spill Decks are designed to collect any runoff or leakage, store it safely, and give you a chance to safely remove it later on. With such guards in place, you can operate confidently and rest assured that you’re on the right side of OSHA and OH&S compliance and industry best practices.

Better Workspace

Spill decks can be interlocked and used to create a cohesive mat that spans your entire workspace, reducing the risk of chemical spills and making it easy to adhere to remediation guidelines and stop hazards in their tracks. Decks can easily be custom fit to your space and can have screws fit in place to avoid shifting and grant you the durability and performance you need, even under extreme conditions.

Cross Contamination

One of the biggest dangers on any job site is cross-contamination, especially where hazardous materials are concerned. With certain chemicals posing extreme risks if intermingled and environmental concerns that need to be considered/addressed to avoid hefty fees, spill decks give you a significant advantage by containing any liquids or gases that may leak out on your job site. With everything safely contained, your crew can safely dispose of materials without cross-contamination occurring, saving you time, money, and most importantly, promoting safety and best practices at every turn.

Slow Corrosion

Corrosion is a silent killer that can slowly but surely degrade equipment and machinery without the proper prevention tools in place. Even if you have a careful maintenance plan in place, spill decks can help you avoid the hazards that you may be less likely to anticipate when it comes to damage. By containing corrosive chemicals before they have the chance to leach into the ground, your equipment is safer than ever and less exposed to materials that can otherwise break down protective coatings without you even knowing!

UltraTech Spill Deck Solutions at Northern Platforms

Northern Platforms believes in ensuring you have everything you need to promote a safe worksite, whether you need something that will help you stay safe at big heights, or right here on the ground. We’re proud to partner with industry-leading providers like UltraTech, which offer you over 400 unique products all with unbeatable quality.

Learn more about UltraTech and other safe loading solutions at Northern Platforms by contacting us today!