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When a spill happens, thorough, prompt cleaning is essential to protect your employees’ health, minimise the damage to your workplace, and limit its environmental impact. You must bring in professional cleaners as soon as you spot a spill has occurred.
ICE Cleaning’s chemical spill service can quickly restore your workplace to a safe environment. Its highly qualified technicians can handle and dispose of chemicals and biohazardous waste, including acids and alkalis. They are available round the clock, 365 days a year.
Read on to find out what you should do when a chemical spill happens.
Best Practices for Chemical Spill Cleaning
Don’t attempt to clean up the spill yourself
If you are not trained in controlling and cleaning up chemical spills, you must not try to clean them yourself. Firstly, you will not know how to clean the chemical up effectively and may leave behind traces of it which could make the environment dangerous.
Cleaning it up incorrectly can also cause make the situation worse. You might wash it down a drain or let it spread onto soil which can lead to pollution. It might also put your health at risk, as you will come in very close contact with the potentially harmful substance.
Keep spill kits nearby for quick clean up
Employees that have been taught to use chemical spill kits should use them to control the spread of the substance, prevent it from causing pollution, and clear it up safely.
Ensure you stock the relevant kits in spill-risk areas so they are always on hand. The staff should also know exactly where they are kept so they can find them quickly in the event of a risk assessment.
Bring in professional cleaners as soon as possible
Chemical spill cleaners, like ICE Cleaning’s technicians, will have the PPE, specialist equipment and products, and expertise to clean up every trace of the chemical. Professionals can give you peace of mind that will soon be safe to use again by preventing workplace accidents.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians have experience cleaning up a number of different substances, too, including lots of different types of oil, mercury, bromine, and biohazardous waste. They can also tackle any spill, regardless of size or severity, including spills on soil or watercourses.
The technicians can be on-site in a matter of hours in an emergency to tend to your chemical spill. They have been accredited by several organizations, including BICSc, IOSH, IPAF, and SafeContractor, so you can be sure they will properly clean up the substance and correctly dispose of it.