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If your enterprise is in the business of transporting hazardous liquids such as oils, fuels and chemicals, you’ll already understand the threat that a spill can pose.
In fact, in early December, 9News reported an accident in Sydney’s south where a truck had overturned resulting in the spill of up to 500L of both fuel and oil. The incident took down a nearby power pole and caused a small fire at the location.
This example highlights the danger of operating around these liquids and the importance of businesses using spill contained pallets when moving potentially dangerous liquids across the country.
Stowage rules around transporting hazardous materials
Every state and territory in Australia has tough rules around transporting these types of liquids. Take NSW for example.
According to the state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “dangerous goods must only be loaded in transport units which are strong enough to withstand transport. Packages must be stowed and restrained within the transport unit as outlined in the load restraint guide.”
It is important to note that EPA states any package that has been damaged or has the potential to leak can’t be used to transport liquids. This must be checked before every trip and loading process to ensure both the drivers, the general public and the business at the other end are all safe.
Of course, there are serious fines and penalties for businesses and individuals that break these rules and put others in danger. So, how can Eco Pallets help in this regard?
Bunded spill containment pallets advantage
If you are looking for a transport option that is both reliable and has an effective spill containment reputation, look no further than the range from Eco Pallets. Compliant with all international spill containment regulations, our pallets offer a dependable solution to your hazardous liquid transportation.
The unique chemical breakdown of our spill containment pellets really set our products out from the competition. Made from high-density polyethylene, the pallets are chemically resistant to many liquids and can give you peace of mind if there is ever an accident out on the road.
We offer bunded pallets that are designed to hold up to four drums or containers such as the Eco Pallets ECO Bunded 230. Easy to clean and sterile, this particular offering has a high chemical resistance against acids and alkalis.
To learn more about our wider bunded spill containment pallet range, get in contact with our team today.