Things You Should Know About IBC Spill Containment Systems
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What To Know About IBC Spill Containment Systems by Wholesale Safety Storage Australia

When looking at the containment of IBC materials and spill protection systems there are a number of options available depending on size, materials in use and overall budget. Our extensive range can not only cater to your specific needs, but also offer a multitude of ways to correctly manage your situation. When dealing with chemicals, having the best storage solutions with the ideal protection is a needed safety addition that can keep everyone on-site safe. Read on to find out more about these elements in place.


Why Do I Need Secondary Containment?

While harmful chemicals and materials may be stored in the correct containers, they may still be at risk to leak or break for a number of reasons. To ensure this does not create a harmful situation, a secondary system allows you to catch any overflow or leakage, so it does not run onto the ground or into the drainage routes. Different classes and quantities of hazardous liquids require different levels of secondary containment to ensure that anything coming into the space can be correctly managed as disposed of.


What Are Pallets?  

Pallets to contain these materials act as an effective way to store hazardous liquids in accordance with any surrounding regulations. These provide a space on which to fit containers, giving stability and support, while ensuring a wide enough base to catch any potential leak or overflow from the containers above. In the past, costly and permanent fixtures such as concrete block walls were the only solution, the introduction of pallets has made compliance much more economical and easier to achieve, as well as being safer and more practical to use. A more versatile product that can be used in far more applications.


Can I Store Pallets Outside?

Being polyethylene, pallets are resistant to the rust issues that steel containment options face when positioned outside. While pallets can be used outside, it is important to ensure the area is still shielded and shaded, as an excess of rainwater or debris can compromise the ability of the system to properly contain any leaks.

IBC spill containment systems can be a wonderful way to keep your space safe when dealing with hazardous chemicals or materials in bulk storage. Whether for disposal or storage, these are an ideal solution to unwanted mishaps. No matter what materials you are managing, be sure to get the most ideal solution. Contact us today to find out more about our range.

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For items over 30kg, select Tailgate delivery if no forklift is available for unloading. Tailgate deliveries do not qualify for free metro delivery. Tailgate delivery is to the front door, carport, or closest practical delivery point as deemed by the driver. There must be reasonable vehicle access with height clearance.


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Any additional handling or manoeuvring to get the items in to position that requires specialised equipment, such as a tailgated truck or a truck mounted forklift, is not covered by any free freight offers.

For those who are new to freight, a tailgate truck (also known as a tail-lift truck or hydraulic truck) has a rear platform which can be lowered to the ground for convenience when unloading heavy goods.  This is a requirement for unloading freight over 30kg when a forklift is not available on site to unload the delivery vehicle.  Carriers class this as a specialised delivery service, and charge a premium for tailgate deliveries.

Tailgate delivery is to the front door, carport, or closest practical delivery point as deemed by the driver. There must be reasonable vehicle access with height clearance.

Tailgate shipping adds an extra $135 + gst to shipping fees during checkout to cover costs.

NOTE: Selecting the WRONG answer in regards to tailgate shipping means the carrier may be unable to unload your items and may need to re-deliver it.  The Customer will be liable for any further charges for re-delivery should this occur.  Should you have questions or if you are unsure please contact us first.

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