Some materials frequently used on site are stored in incorrect conditions and locations, consequently damaging the material or its properties. As a result, cost increases and delays to the project may be incurred due to material re-ordering. For example, to maintain the products properties, Ad Blue is required to be stored out of direct sunlight between -6.6°C and 25°C in a clean and sealed container. Ferrovial Agroman and H McGovern have collaborated to produce a framed, roofed hazardous spillage tray for storing IBCs on. This is a single IBC spill pallet with a weatherproofed frame and cover, intended to act as a secondary containment unit for the external storage of one IBC.
Some of the benefits are:
- The cover protects the bund and IBC from the elements, making it ideal for outdoor storage;
- High capacity sumps protect from rainwater and contamination, avoiding spillage trays filling with rain water;
- The spill pallet provides protection for fuel containers from UV, heat, cold, wind and rain;
- The angle of the roof allows rainwater to drain away unlike other designs which are flat roofed and cause pooling;
- The design is fully compliant with the Oil Storage Regulations 2001;
- In this case, high visibility yellow colour is used for enhanced safety.
Ferrovial Agroman and the supply chain are working together to improve the overall performance and standards of the construction project. This approach is only possible due to the collaborative relationship between the contractor and the supply chain which proposed and implemented this practice.