Oil Spill Management: Guidelines & Spill Kit Location

Looking to learn more about oil spill management? It’s vital that you know exactly what to do to keep yourself and others safe and minimise environmental pollution when an oil spill occurs. 

We’ll tell you the guidelines you need to follow, where you should locate spill kits, and companies based in Ireland that you can call for help. So read on to find out more.

Oil Spill Management Guidelines

To prevent or minimise environmental pollution, there are certain steps that you need to follow. There are different guidelines depending on your specific situation, i.e. whether the spill is on land, at sea, etc.

There are some general steps to keep in mind:

  • Minimise the potential for spills to occur. 
  • Use the correct PPE to protect yourself.
  • Properly store the oil or fuel in specific containers and enough distance away from water sources like rivers. 
  • Properly dispose of the oil.

Also, it is vital that spill kits are located in the correct areas.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, spill kits should be located as close as possible to where they may be needed. They’ll also have to be in a clearly marked container such as a wheelie bin. 

They also have to be accessible at fuel storage or refuelling areas and next to watercourses when work is being done in their vicinity, or within their drainage catchment.

All mobile bowsers must always have a spill kit and drip tray with them.

For more detail, please see the following websites for guidelines that must be followed:

Need Help Cleaning Up An Oil Spill?

If you need to call for help to clean up an oil spill, here are some companies based in Ireland:

Of course, you can also call the fire services and Gardaí on 999 or 112.

Check Out Our Spill Kits & Spill Management Equipment

We have a variety of spill kits in stock for you to choose from. Kits include equipment like oil absorbing pads, oil absorbent socks, and disposal bags and ties. You can also buy some of these separately if you need to restock your kit or simply want extra equipment. 

We also have spill granules, spill fibre, and spill fluid.

To help prevent spills, have a look at our spill containment equipment. Our range includes drip trays, barrel bunds, and IBC bunds. We also have bunded oil tanks in various sizes.

We hope you’ve found the information you were looking for on how to manage an oil spill including guidelines to follow, where spill kits should be located, and who you can call for help.

Feel free to contact us, our team is always happy to help you with any questions you may have or advice you may need.