In certain workplace settings, a dangerous spill can cause serious harm to your workers and decrease productivity, it can also seep into drains and waterways and harm Australia’s precious wildlife. When these things are at stake, getting spill responses corrects matters, and one such way to mitigate spills is with drive-over bunding.
Ideal for warehouse spills where the hazard cannot be prevented, drive-over bunding contains the spill to one area, and this allows for further spill resolution to occur safely without any risk of things spilling into waterways or the like.
What’s Floor Bunding?
One of the best ways to contain leaking liquids is to have barriers in place to prevent them from escaping the initial place of the spill. This can be done by using floor bunding.
Floor bunding is often a permanent type of bunding that is attached to the floor, and it’s designed to allow vehicles to pass over the top of it while being made to keep spills that may occur away from drains.
Drive-over bunding specifically is designed to allow traffic to pass over it without losing its spill containment abilities. This makes it a great option for warehouses, vehicle parking areas, loading docks and doorways, and anywhere where secondary spill prevention is required, but vehicle access is also needed.
How Does Drive Over Bunding Work?
Drive-over bunding is made of high-quality memory foam that is covered with a waterproof PVC cover. The profile has a triangular shape and the whole thing remains unmovable as it’s kept in place with adhesive, anchors and aluminium bars.
This combination of materials allows the bunding to flex and flatten out under the weight of a vehicle and then spring back to shape as soon as the vehicle passes by. This system is great as it minimises the bump effect which is necessary for the safe operation of forklifts and light vehicles of the same nature. The smooth transition reduces the risk of items slipping off a forklift.
Additionally, the drive-over bunding is coated in a bright yellow colour, which reduces the trip hazard risk associated with permanent bunding.
Where Can Drive Over Bunding Be Used?
Drive-over floor bunding can be used in high-traffic areas of your facility, and this includes the following:
- Doorways, drum and liquid storage spaces.
- Loading areas near docks.
- Vehicle access areas.
- Inside workshops
- Around sheds
- In wash areas.
How Long Does Drive Over Bunding Last?
This is where we come to the one negative aspect of flexible floor bunding. It doesn’t last as long as the rigid option of rubber floor bunding. Constant compression from the vehicles and flexing of the material over time will wear it down. Although the bund is very useful you may want to consider a more permanent choice if you don’t need forklift access.
If you’re considering using drive-over bunding, it’s a great choice for mobility and safety. When you’re ready to purchase, Spill Station Australia can help with your order as well as with any questions you have about installation and maintenance so contact them today.