PPG22 Dealing with spillages on
assist those involved with dealing with spillages on highways.
5, Containment methods - b. pollution control equipment and devices, is of particular interest.
Point 5bii states: "Proprietary absorbents - Usually
taking the form of granules, sheets, pillows or loose powders, these
absorbents are designed to deal with hydrocarbon spills, although there
are varieties that can be used on aqueous chemical spills and some that
can be used on both."
Point 5biii states: "Booms
- Although designed for use on watercourses to control oil and other
floating liquids, booms may also be used to isolate drains or to contain
or divert spillages on hard surfaces. There are two main types. An
absorbent boom is filled with loose absorbent fibres, which can be
designed for hydrocarbons, aqueous chemicals or both. A physical barrier
boom is made from materials such as PVC or PU. Some are inflated with air
Point 5c states: "Availability
of equipment and materials - Highway maintenance organisations are
encouraged to keep stocks of suitable equipment and materials at their
depots and it is recommended that vehicle operators carry a limited
quantity of appropriate absorbent and sealing materials on their vehicles,
for use by the driver or emergency services where safe and practical to do
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