Many demanding construction and industrial projects require the delivery of fuel directly to a job site in order to keep a project moving on schedule. However, these sites are often imperfect environments for securing the transfer of fuel, and it’s important that the appropriate precautions are taken to address the potential of spills. Secondary containment is one such necessary step.
Below, you’ll find a guide to some tips for secondary containment techniques after a fuel delivery. Following these suggestions will help guarantee that your fuel delivery goes as smoothly as possible, while also putting you in a position to avoid spills that cause a great deal of waste and also threaten significant environmental harm:
Store On A Stable and Impervious Surface
After fuel is transferred, it’s most likely to spill when it’s being held for future use. This means that your storage areas are under particular scrutiny when it comes to accident risks, and it’s important that you upgrade them from whatever raw, uneven ground may exist on your job site.
Keeping fuel stored on a smooth, level surface is only the first step in protecting against spills. You should also be sure that the surface is designed to be impervious, as this will prevent any spill that may happen from soaking through the base that you lay and penetrating the soil without your knowledge.
Keep Storage Areas Secure
Fuel theft is shockingly common on many job sites, and it’s also the cause of a great deal of spills. Thieves will be in a hurry to make off with as much of your product as possible, and as such, are likely to tip barrels and use equipment that may not be up to containing fuel properly.
Secure your fuel storage areas wherever possible with strong fencing and locked gates. This will not only provide a visual deterrent to potential thieves, but it will also create a noticeable barrier that may encourage your own employees to be more aware of their surroundings as well.
Train Employees To Handle Spills
Some of the most serious consequences from fuel spills occur when employees are unaware of the proper procedures to follow and inadvertently exacerbate the environmental harm of a spill by introducing additional contaminants or responding too slowly.
Making sure that your employees are aware of the potential consequences of a fuel spill and are prepared to respond as quickly as possible will help guarantee that the problem stays isolated and is prevented from becoming more serious.
To learn more, contact a company like Martin Oil Company with any questions or concerns you have.