When you get into an accident involving a spill, whether diesel or a load, it’s essential to alert the authorities and call for emergency spill response.
However, sometimes, the driver can contain a minor incident with the help of a truck spill kit. Having such effective spill response and the tools on hand means faster hazard cleanup, keeps your deliveries on time and ensures safety. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration recommends truck drivers to carry these supplies for spill response.
Types of Truck Spills
A few things can cause a fluid spill other than a major accident, such as a ruptured or blown hydraulic hose. That can cause anything from a small leak to a larger spill, which needs immediate cleanup.
Interior spills such as oil or a cargo load can also happen. In addition, wear and tear on your truck parts, like a worn hose or fluid line, can lead to a drip and puddle on the ground. You’ll need to contain and clean those up.
Emergency Spill Response Kit
The right tools go a long way in ensuring a quick spill response and avoiding further damage. Spill kits include granule absorbent pads, pillows, socks or powder designed to absorb any spill quickly. That is also important in protecting the environment and local wildlife from contamination. In addition, they’ll include sufficient PPE for handling minor spills.
The Right Tools for the Specific Spill
When it comes to being prepared, that also means having the right kits for the right spills. A general truck spill kit can contain water-based or hydrocarbon non-hazardous liquids, like coolants, solvents, and antifreeze. Spills like oils or gasoline will need oil-based kits with absorbents that repel water. And finally, hazardous liquids will need a hazmat kit to help clean up aggressive fluids and keep you safe.
In addition, your company and drivers must understand local legislation and requirements regarding all types of spills. Failing to report a spill to the authorities and arranging an emergency spill response can often lead to fines and penalties. If you’re unsure what is required of your spill, large or small, or how to build the right truck spill kit, reach out to Pro-Enviro.
Pro-Enviro has the equipment and skill to handle and contain spills quickly. Our emergency spill response team will prevent environmental damage and help with any spill response emergency.
If you require spill recovery or accident cleanup services, give Pro-Enviro a call. You can browse our website at https://www.proenviro247.com/ to learn more about how we can help.