How to achieve best practice spill control in the haulage logistics and distribution industry
Response to the Environment Agency / British Safety industry Federation Report in July 2010
A new survey and report by the Environment Agency & the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has shown that over 50% of transport, logistics and distribution operators have suffered a serious environmentally hazardous spill because of their operations.
The report brings together 8 of the UK's leading spill prevention experts in these areas to overcome the key problems in aim to create an effective spill prevention plan.
This report will help any operation to better understand their legal responsibilities and guide them to implementing a spill prevention plan that is relevant to their business operations.
The Environment Agency, British Safety industry Federation and leading companies in the Industry have addressed the issues relating to spill control in the Haulage, Logistics and Distribution Industry. The Industry has been surveyed for their views.
Environment Agencies Concern
The Environment Agency has identified this industry as being responsible for one of the greatest number of spills and pollution incidents of any industry in the UK.
The spills relate to:
They wish to work with the industry to create and adopt best practice to mitigate these spills.
Industry Collaboration and Investigation
The Environment Agency and the British Safety Industry Federation have conducted an investigation with Directors and Senior Managers, from leading companies where logistics and distribution is a key activity, in tackling the key issues of spill prevention and response within their industry. These companies included Wincanton, Azkso Nobel, Sainsbury’s, United Biscuits, USB, Kuehne and Nagel, BP. This was complemented by a survey of a wide range of haulage and distribution companies to solicit their views.
Relevant Legislation and Best Practice
Free Survey Spill Risk Assessment
The key to any individual companies own circumstances is to conduct a Spill Risk Site Assessment.
A spill risk site assessment will involve creating a report tailored to the company's key spill risks and highlight any areas of concern based upon any information provided.