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The anonymous quote, “I don’t want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting,” aptly describes All Round Safety’s approach to protecting you and the environment. Their latest advice is that if you store hazardous substances, then you may be required to have an emergency response plan that is tested every 12 months. The Health & Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 set out the threshold quantities that trigger this requirement.
Even if you do not hit the thresholds it’s best practice to have an emergency response plan. Part 5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substance) Regulations 2017 set out what an emergency response plan (ERP) must cover.
You need to warn people in the workplace and surrounding areas and advise what action to take to protect themselves. You also need to help or treat injured persons, manage the emergency and its adverse effects and identify each person of responsibility for the actions above and give information on any skills they are required to have. They also need information on any special training needed to deal with an emergency, and any actions the person is expected to take.
Any actions the person is expected to take.
You need to specify how to obtain information about the hazardous properties, and a site plan showing the physical position of hazardous substances and boundaries.
Spill response is typically a key part of ERP, as such at Dalton International they have developed a range of spill kits and absorbents that they package under the brand name SpillTech, to help businesses meet their ERP requirements. Kits range from 25L vehicle kits up to full spill response wheelie bins that can respond to spills on both land and water. In addition to the wide range of General Purpose, Oil Only and Chemical Spill Kits, SpillTech offer replacement absorbents such as oil and chemical absorbent pads, floating booms, absorbent fibre (“UltraZorb”) and chemical binders, so to find out more about safety helmets NZ, safety shops Auckland and wet weather gear NZ please go to https://www.allroundsafety.co.nz .