Do you store or handle oil and other types of hazardous liquids in your workplace? If so, federal regulations require you to have appropriate plans and secondary containment equipment in place for preventing and mitigating oil spills.
A spill containment berm is a valuable tool that helps prevent the spread of dangerous substances in the event of an oil or chemical spill at your facility. While there are many off-the-shelf spill containment berms readily available, they may not always meet the specific needs of every business. Fortunately, there is a solution to create a custom-size footprint spill barrier: the Build Your Own Berm Kit.
In this article, we’ll explore how a customizable spill containment berm offers an easy-to-use, safe, and cost-effective alternative for businesses.
Why a customized oil spill berm matters
Although convenient, portable spill containment berms often fall short when it comes to accommodating unique dimensions or specific requirements. For instance, they may not fit correctly around large machinery or the berm’s material might not withstand the demands of certain applications.
Similarly, alternatives such as custom-made berms from cement or iron angle curbs can be expensive and present trip-and-fall hazards for workers. That’s where the Build Your Own Berm Kit comes in, providing a practical solution that ensures a perfect fit and optimal durability.
An all-in-one berm kit solution
The Build Your Own Berm Kit offers all the necessary materials to construct a spill containment berm tailored to your specific needs. The kit includes 50 feet of berm wall, corners, connectors, collars, and adhesive for quick and easy installation.
Moreover, the two-inch high berm walls feature foam-filled construction, enabling it to spring back up resiliently from light-wheeled dollies or foot traffic. This innovative feature adds an extra layer of durability and versatility to your spill containment solution.
Even if your customized berm requires additional materials, you can easily purchase them at AbsorbentsOnline.com, ensuring a seamless construction process.
Berm installation made simple
Installing a spill containment berm kit is a straightforward process. Begin by cleaning the designated area to remove any grease or oil and repair any concrete cracks or separations. Lay out the berm, cut it to size, and apply the adhesive as per the provided instructions. The berm will be ready for use as soon as one hour after installation, providing efficient leak or spill control protection. See the full instruction sheet on our website.
Durability and safety features
The compressible walls and corners of the custom spill containment berm are coated with a durable vinyl material. This special coating enables the berm to withstand coolants, oils, and a wide range of chemicals. Moreover, the bright color of the berm enhances visibility, reducing the risk of tripping accidents. In case your workplace requirements change, the berm can be easily removed using a flat-bladed shovel, offering flexibility and adaptability.
Regulatory compliance made easier
The Build Your Own Berm Kit can help businesses meet EPA regulations 40 CFR 122.26, 40 CFR 264.175, and 40 CFR 112.7. By incorporating this kit into your workplace regulatory compliance plan, you can ensure a safer environment for your employees and minimize the risk of environmental contamination. With this simple and effective tool, maintaining workplace safety becomes a hassle-free process.
Reach out to your build-a-berm experts
Make your business a safer place by contacting AbsorbentsOnline via email or toll-free at (800) 869-9633 to explore how the Build Your Own Berm Kit can benefit your workplace. If you’re looking for a more temporary spill berm solution, ask us about Spill Containment Berm Dikes! Take proactive steps towards preventing spills and protecting the environment today.
Enhancing workplace safety doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By utilizing the Build Your Own Berm Kit, you can construct a custom-size spill containment berm that meets your unique requirements. With its durability, ease of installation, and compliance with EPA regulations, this kit offers a cost-effective and reliable solution.
This is a revision to a blog post with an original publication date of October 22, 2014.