The latest news stories from the Darcy Group

There is a perfect storm brewing (so order yourself a Dammit Mat)

Quite understandably there is a change of emphasis now from protecting our health to ensuring our health while protecting our wealth. But for many sectors it is not as simple as that. And that is because there is a growing vacuum in the supply chain, a vacuum that will take some time to fill.

Demand drives supply, and when demand dissipates, then supply dries up faster than one of our spill kits.

Quite simply, no one has bought very much in the last three months and that creates two challenges. First the supply chain has reduced or completely curtailed production. Second, no sales means poor cashflow. And poor cashflow means the supply chain does not have the means to buy the raw materials or fund the surge in production to satisfy the growth in demand.

Of course, nothing is forever and the supply chain, like the rest of the economy, will be back firing on all cylinders – the question is how long that takes. And what to do in the meantime.

We have recently witnessed the rationing of yeast, loo roll and anti-bac in all forms, and perhaps rationing is one way to manage supply. Market forces dictate that the scarcer the product, the higher the price – perhaps that is something we all need to accept, at least in the short term. Or we all rush out and empty the shelves now, before someone else gets there first.

So, here comes the perfect storm. A need to return to doing business. A need for the materials to help do that. And a shortfall in the materials available. Here at Darcy Group we have been resilient in our commitment to maintain our UK manufacturing operation and as a result our comprehensive portfolio remains as available today as it ever has. 

Visit www.darcy.co.uk and protect yourself against storm damage. 

Product Insight: 30th April 2020

Dealing with spills is easier if you have the right kit. Be prepared to respond quickly and efficiently with a correctly positioned Emergency Response Spill Kit. 

  • Are your spill kits suitable for your stored materials? 
  • Readily available? 
  • Stored near potential spill sites?

View our comprehensive range of spill kits and order online https://www.darcy.co.uk/category/spill-kits/

Engineers Update: 28th April 2020

Darcy Group and its team of Environmental Engineers are still busy installing, servicing and maintaining Pollution Prevention and Control equipment.

Here our engineers are in Surrey undertaking essential annual maintenance of a battery powered separator alarm for one our customers within the education sector.

We are following all the guidelines ensuring everybody’s safety and helping our customers meet with environmental legislation and prevent pollution of the watercourse.

Our specialist team can assist with the servicing and maintenance of your pollution monitoring equipment. Find out about our range of Environmental Services by contacting Darcy Group Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01732 762338.

Technology and the timely response

"Technology and the timely response" - read the latest article from Kirk Meikle, our Sales and Marketing Director, in Envirotec Magazine: Click here 

Engineers Update: 22nd April 2020

Darcy Group and its team of Environmental Engineers are still busy installing, servicing and maintaining Pollution Prevention and Control equipment.

Here our engineers are in Wrexham undertaking essential annual maintenance of a mains powered drain pollution control device for one our customers within the manufacturing sector.

We are following all the guidelines ensuring everybody’s safety and helping our customers meet with environmental legislation and prevent pollution of the watercourse.

Our specialist team can assist with the servicing and maintenance of your pollution monitoring equipment. Find out about our range of Environmental Services by contacting Darcy Group Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01732 762338

Business Update: 21st April 2020

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the business world right now, and one reason for that is supply chain disruption.

That’s why we want to let you know that the Darcy Group is still operating.

We’re only one link in the supply chain, but doing our part allows those dependent on us to do their part, so you know you can rely on us now as you have in the past.

Engineers Update: 16th April 2020

Darcy Group and its team of Environmental Engineers are still busy installing, servicing and maintaining Pollution Prevention and Control equipment.

Here our engineers are in Manchester undertaking essential annual maintenance of a solar powered interceptor alarm unit for one our customers within the education sector.

We are following all the guidelines ensuring everybody’s safety and helping our customers meet with environmental legislation and prevent pollution of the watercourse.

Our specialist team can assist with the servicing and maintenance of your pollution monitoring equipment. Find out about our range of Environmental Services by contacting Darcy Group Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01732 762338.

Engineers Update

Darcy Group and its team of Environmental Engineers are still busy installing, servicing and maintaining Pollution Prevention and Control equipment.

Here one of our engineers is in the North West of England undertaking essential servicing and maintenance of pollution prevention products for one our customers within the chemical and paint manufacturing sector.

We are following all the guidelines ensuring everybody’s safety and helping our customers meet with environmental legislation and prevent pollution of the watercourse.

Our specialist team can assist with the servicing and maintenance of your pollution monitoring equipment. Find out about our range of Environmental Services by contacting Darcy Group Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01732 762338.

Business Update: 30th March 2020

Darcy Group are still providing products and services.

We continue to operate and are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to provide support, advice and product supply.

Our 24/7 Emergency Spill Response Service remains operational throughout this period via our dedicated number 01732 441019.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date through our LinkedIn Company Page and we will also post updates on our news page.

It goes without saying that we are following all the guidelines ensuring everybody’s safety.

Finally, a thank you to customers, the Darcy team and to all those at the frontline of the NHS.

Stay safe

Richard Proctor

Group Managing Director

DarcyNL website

Our Rotterdam office is officially open. Take a look at our exclusive website for DarcyNL to see how we can help you:

Visit https://darcynl.nl/

Introducing DarcyNL

The Darcy Group are pleased to announce that the UK's leading provider of environmental pollution prevention products and services has opened new facilities in the Netherlands. 

This heralds a new phase in the positioning of The Darcy Group as a Global provider of pollution equipment. Our new offices and warehousing facilities in the Netherlands are borne as a result of our need for geographical expansion owing to the companies continued success in providing solutions to an ever growing customer base worldwide.

Aquasentry BWCU passes Midel oil test

The Aquasentry bund water control unit has successfully passed independent UKAS accredited testing confirming a discharge of under 1ppm of oil to water.

The objective of the test was to monitor the operation and performance of the control panel under conditions that replicate the system’s operation and use within bunded containment systems and to monitor the quality of water discharged by the BWC unit under operating conditions.

During the test the bund water control unit operated as would be expected in site operating conditions with the pump unit being activated when the tip of the pump start probe came into contact with water as water levels rose and stopping when the tip of the pump stop probe came into contact with water as water levels dropped.

Hydrocarbon was detected in water samples collected from the water discharge at initial pump activation. It was concluded that this oil originates from lubricants applied to the pump during manufacture. The levels detected were very low, at 0.06ppm.

What is a bund water control unit

Ideal for manned and unmanned sites bund water control units are low maintenance automatic pumping systems that constantly monitor the contents of a bund, detecting the difference between oil and water and safely pumping the water (rainwater containing less than 1ppm of oil per litre) only out of the bund into the surface water drainage system.

Further details

Please visit our website http://www.darcymonitoring.co.uk to view our range of bund dewatering systems and for full information on the bund water control unit test and results.

Mining Industry Passport to Compliance

As a leading provider of practical pollution control products and services, Darcy Spillcare, has created a Mining Industry Passport to Compliance to assist the mining industry to achieve environmental compliance and reduce waste management costs.

Inside you can find information and advice on how to minimise the risk of pollution on your site. From spill response to product selection, our guide has information to help you keep your site safe. Contents covers:

  • Spill response
  • Absorbents
  • Spill kits
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Storage tanks

Emergency Spill Response Information Pack

When in a state of emergency you want things to happen quickly and efficiently.

Our handy Emergency Spill Response information pack contains details on our emergency spill response service and guidance on reducing your spill risk. Also included are some stickers and cards containing our emergency spill response number.

For further details and to speak with us regarding our spill response service please call 01732 762338.

New Darcy Group Website

Darcy have recently launched a new website to represent the full range of pollution prevention products and services on offer.

Focused on the spill prevention measures we offer all that industry can adopt to control, contain and clean up spills on land and water.

Food & Drink Industry Passport to Compliance

As a leading provider of practical pollution control products and services, Darcy Spillcare, has created a Food and Drink Industry Passport to Compliance to assist the food and drink industry to achieve environmental compliance and reduce waste management costs.

Inside you can find information and advice on how to minimise the risk of pollution on your site. From spill response to product selection, our guide has information to help you keep your site safe. Contents covers:

  • Spill response
  • Training
  • Absorbents
  • Spill kits
  • Site equipment
  • Plant trays
  • Spill containment
  • Secure storage
  • Drain mats

Eliminate the risk of fire from spills

As part of our range of spillcare products we have designed a range of oil anti static absorbents and emergency spill response kits to remove the risk of fires and explosions that may be caused by static charge in standard products.

If a company needs to clean up a spill they can eliminate the possibility of electricity sparks by using Antistatic absorbents such as Darcy’s hydrophobic anti static range of absorbent pads and rolls. 

The Drizit Antistatic range manufactured from specially treated meltblown polypropylene offers maximum absorbent capacity with rapid capillary action. 

The Drizit Active Antistatic range provides added strength and reduced lint, through its reinforcing cover stock that is applied and bonded to the meltblown core, making it ideal for use in demanding situations. 

In flammable spill risk areas Darcy’s range of Antistatic emergency spill response kits contain these absorbents along with antistatic socks, cushions and booms. These spill kits are stored in containers with static dissipative wheels. As well as making the products portable, this ensures ultimate safety when transporting the kit to the hazardous spill.

Our anti static products contain static dissipative properties to eliminate the possibility of electricity sparks, protecting your employees whilst working with potentially hazardous liquids and keeping your environment safe.

OHSAS 18001:2007 achieved

We are proud to announce we have been awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 in recognition of our health and safety management system.

ISO 14001 achieved

We are proud to announce we have been awarded ISO14001:2004 in recognition of our Environmental Management System.

Constructors Passport to Compliance

As a leading provider of practical pollution control products and services, Darcy Spillcare, has created a Constructors Passport to Compliance to assist the construction industry to achieve environmental compliance and reduce waste management costs.

Inside you can find information and advice on how to minimise the risk of pollution on your site. From spill response to product selection, our guide has information to help you keep your site safe. Contents covers:

  • Spill response
  • Training
  • Absorbents
  • Spill kits
  • Site equipment
  • Plant trays
  • Spill containment
  • Temporary bunds & tanks
  • Drain mats
  • Oil & debris containment
  • Filtration systems
  • Dewatering
  • Oil water separation

New Darcy Drainage Website

Darcy have recently launched a new website to support the range of drainage services.

Focused on the prevention of water and ground pollution from liquid spills the Darcy range of drainage services are at the forefront in eliminating pollution of the environment due to spills passing through site drainage systems.

These services extend from the critical day to day drain maintenance and conformance through to site modelling and full project delivery for spill and fire water containment enabling our clients to meet the emerging licence permit needs of COMAH and EPR regulated sites based on Ciria C736.

The website can be found at: www.darcydrainage.co.uk

Flood Prevention Measures

With the increasing risk and documented increases in flooding it is vital that you take all available steps to ensure the continued running of your business and protect your premises and stock against the risk of water damage due to flooding.

With this in mind, Darcy Spillcare Manufacture provide a range of solutions for flood prevention

Spillstop

Spillstop is a rapidly deployable, multi-functional liquid barrier defence and bunded containment system. Widely used to protect high risk utilities, businesses and households from flood water.

Spillstop is an inexpensive and highly effective modular barrier system that requires no construction civil works for installation.

Industrial Flood Barriers

The flood protection boom is a versatile and flexible flood protection barrier that can be used on water levels of between 30cm and 2 metres over an unlimited distance.

It is an ideal system for creating a barrier to protect your premises in the event of a flood warning.

Equipped with standardised fittings and easy to store, set-up, use and dismantle after use the flood protection boom protects traffic routes, industrial, historic or strategic sites.

Super Absorbents

As part of our range of Spillcare products we have expanded our selection of super absorbents. Ideal for use with non-hazardous liquids where space is of a premium.

Super absorbents have a number of benefits:

  • Increased absorbency capacity
  • Use less product to absorb a higher volume of liquid
  • Less storage space required as absorbents “swell” to absorb more

Our range includes:

  • Socks
  • Flat Socks
  • Cushions