Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Chemical storage

…a secondary containment system (SCS) such as: * an impermeable bunded area * on a bunded pallet or spill pallet * in a sump pallet * a bunded storage unit * a bunded drum store * a storage cabinet with an integral sump. Use a bunded trolley or mobile sump pallet for moving drums and IBCs around your… read more

  Secondary containment systems for bulk chemical stores

…(SCS) such as:

  • an impermeable bunded area
  • on a bunded pallet or spill pallet
  • in a sump pallet
  • a bunded storage unit
  • a bunded drum store
  • a storage cabinet with an integral sump.

Use a bunded trolley or mobile sump pallet for moving drums… read more

  Bunds at construction sites

…someone to check regularly that the bund is intact and not leaking.

Evidence of leaks can include discolouration of unrendered block or concrete bund walls or an oily sheen on any water standing on the ground close to the bund. If the bund is leaking, you should take immediate… read more

  Oil storage

…rainwater enters the bund and becomes contaminated with oil. Use an enclosed, proprietary tank system or roof over an open bund to prevent rainwater collecting. If you have an open bund it may have a sump or low point that collects rainwater or spilt oil in the base of the bund. You can remove any… read more

  More water topics (A - O)

…a secondary containment system (SCS) such as: * an impermeable bunded area * a bunded pallet or spill pallet * a sump pallet * a bunded storage unit * a bunded drum store * a storage cabinet with an integral sump. Your bund and any bunded pallets should be able to contain at least 110% of the volume… read more

  More hazardous materials topics

…storage area must be surrounded by a bund. The bund and the base of the storage area must be impermeable. If you have only one oil storage container in a bund, the bund must be able to hold 110% of its volume. If you have more than one container in a bund, the bund must be able to hold whichever of… read more

  Waste storage & transport

…cannot escape.

Bund containment areas. This involves building a secondary barrier around the main containment area to hold liquid waste if the main containers, for example drums, leak or break.

Pollution prevention guideline (PPG) 2 contains guidance on bunding and storage.

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  Management Toolkit for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

…concrete bund. Example: Tank bunds A bunded tank will contain a spill should an accidental leak or rupture occur. The bund will have prevented contamination of the groundwater which is commonly used for drinking water, or surface water which may be used for fishing. It is important that your bundsread more

  More waste treatment processes (P- W)

…increases the financial value of your plastics. Use secondary containment systems or bunds to contain any spills or contaminated run-off from plastics. Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2 contains guidance on bunding and storage. PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) Discharges… read more

  EnvAgency PPG14 R21514

…by staff trained in emergency procedures. Waste oils Keep waste oils stored above ground in a bunded tank or in sealed drums, either in a secure dedicated bunded store or surrounded with a kerb bund. Above ground storage of waste oils should comply with the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)… read more

  Env.Agency PPG17_Eng.

…using bunding in the form of "roll over" bunds, ramps or stepped access. b. Deliveries All deliveries of milk, oil and potentially polluting materials such as chemicals and cleaners must be supervised by a responsible person. Tankers should discharge via a lockable fixed coupling within a bundedread more

  Management Toolkit for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

…concrete bund. Example: Tank bunds A bunded tank will contain a spill should an accidental leak or rupture occur. The bund will have prevented contamination of the groundwater which is commonly used for drinking water, or surface water which may be used for fishing. It is important that your bundsread more

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