At the start of the month of march we was called on by a landlord down in Essex, He owns some land which he has several small units to rent out.
One of his long term tenants had unfortunately gone out of business and had left behind a lot of waste chemicals from his two businesses, the first being a general office cleaning services and the other being a pine door refurbishment company – which strips the varnish and paint off pine doors.
He required a Site clearance.
The waste which was left on site was several 1000ltr ibc containers full of caustic striping solution (used to strip the pine doors) and many drums of the same solution also from the other side of the owners business (office cleaning), there was drums ranging from 25ltrs up to 200ltr with various cleaning chemicals (toilet cleaners, hard surface cleaners etc.)
Essex is 4.5 hours from AMB ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES whom are based in west Yorkshire, We travelled down the M1 motorway in our 44 tonne curtain sided vehicle, which is ADR compliant.
To be ADR Compliant you need to carry Special Equipment – See Below
3kg Dry powder extinguisher with cab bracket (must be carried in cab).
Chemical spill kit.
Folding Hazchem Sign 300x400mm (One at the front and rear of the vehicle).
Instructions in Writing 2011.