Hazardous materials that are transported both indoors and outdoors can accidentally spill and result in needing to quickly assess the situation and use a cleanup protocol that will restore a clean, safe area for your employees to work in. If on multiple occasions, a valve did not turn off properly or a drum was not sealed, messy and hazardous spills may have interfered with the production efforts at your business. Investing in portable berms will aid with your liquid containment needs.
A Berm Will Add an Extra Barrier
A berm is a portable unit that contains foam sides and this type of container will instill an extra barrier during the transportation of goods. A berm can be utilized during the transportation of goods that requires a vehicle, a machine, or manpower. Berms that contain a foam border will provide a "spring back" action if a barrel or tire is moved over the edge of the berm.
For example, when a forklift is moving several barrels at once, a berm can be placed across the area where the tractor will be moving. As a wheel applies pressure to the foam, the foam will slightly compress. Once the forklift has cleared the area, the foam edging will decompress and any liquid that spilled during the process will be confined within the four walls that are part of the berm's design.
Berms Can Be Used During Vehicle Upgrades or Deliveries
Berms are not only valuable tools during the transportation of goods within the workplace environment. They can also be used during vehicle repairs or maintenance projects that could be potentially messy or while delivering raw or finished goods to a customer. Berms come in several sizes and you can customize the dimensions so that one of these containers will fit across the surface that is being used for a specific application.
Choose the features that you would like your new set of berms to possess, including collapsible sides that fold down with the touch of a button, safety straps that will allow you to anchor a berm to an immobile object, and a foldable design that will allow for easy transportability.
Store a set of berms inside of your facility and provide your drivers with some extra ones that can be used during outdoor applications and the transportation of goods to a client. Practice using the berms, so that all of your employees will be familiar with the proper way to set up one during the transport of a liquid. Learn more by contacting portable spill containment berm suppliers.