Is your secondary containment all it’s cracked up to be?
From annual checks on the roadworthiness of our cars to weekly fire alarm tests at work, inspections are a common feature of daily life. At the root of them all is the mitigation of risk: these assessments provide peace of mind that our assets − whether the four-wheeled or fire-prevention variety − are fit for purpose or if any remedial effort is needed to keep them in good working order. The same diligent approach is not necessarily applied to spill containment assets, however. Across the UK, there are potentially hundreds of industrial and manufacturing sites where secondary containment measures, such as bunds, sit unchecked despite the crucial function they play in managing spill risk. There is no equivalent to an MOT or dental check-up that confirms these important assets are truly fit for their intended purpose.