It is vital to respond to an escape of fuel quickly when the fuel is leaking and spreading out across the site. Now there is a big difference between an industrial incident involving 20,000 litres and a domestic incident involving 50 litres but the principle is the same. The source of the fuel must be isolated and the spread of fuel contained. Ideally as much of the escaping fuel as possible will be recovered.
Because the details of the clean-up need to be assessed and decisions made, it is necessary for emergency works to proceed ahead of site assessments. Quick action from the start will greatly reduce the amount of damage caused by the escaping fuel.
OLM is continually improving and re-designing systems to contain the escaping fuel on site because every site differs and each one needs a bespoke solution.
For some sites excavators digging ditches is appropriate, for some sites floating booms are required on the water surface. For other sites, pumping systems and an oil and water separator are needed. For other sites, it is all about containing air movement to make sure fuel fumes do not infiltrate a property.
Some sites need an emergency excavation others need the affected area covering over to prevent rainfall from pushing the contamination further afield.
‘Moving quickly to contain a site will mitigate contamination and inevitably contain costs’
OLM take a pragmatic approach, pursuing practical solutions that get fast and cost effective results.
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