Spill Station Australia was recently called upon to conduct a complete spill risk assessment for a Sydney chemical company. After a visit from a council environment offices, the company was instructed to ensure that a range of inadequate spill clean-up, liquid storage and decanting measures be addressed prior to the next inspection.
The inspection carried out by Spill Station Australia revealed evidence of spills entering stormwater, leaking drums and dangerous drum storage, handling and decanting equipment. The total cost of addressing the identified issues totalled $2,200, but the only recommendation adopted by the company was the purchase of a 32 litre spill kit.
When the council officer returned for another inspection, a fine totalling $2,300 was issued and the company was instructed to address the issues adequately or be prevented from conducting further business on the site.