Geda Construction worked closely with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and a local emergency spill response contractor to carry out a ‘mock’ oil spill on site.
This had the aim of demonstrating to sub-contractors on site the potential for a spill, the damage it could do to local watercourses/environment and how they should go about dealing with this should the situation ever arise.
A spill scenario was created that was caused by a workplace accident – a telehandler driving into a fuel bowser.
The sub contractors on site underwent spill scenario training the previous day, and on the day of filming were expected to deal with the spill using best practice techniques.
All responses/techniques used were recorded and a training video was made of the events. This has since been used on a daily basis on site for toolbox talks, inductions and spill training where there is a risk of spills on site and a risk of polluting local water courses.
In the video it can be seen how Geda dealt with the spill and all the procedures that were followed before, during and after it.
The video can be seen below and this acts to demonstrate to our sub contractors the importance of the environment and what exactly is expected of them. It goes a long way in preparing us to prevent damage to the environment should a spill ever occur.