Floating booms in stream preventing an oil spill from spreading

SPILL RESPONSE AND CLEANUP

It is estimated that 1.8 million households in the UK and Ireland use domestic heating oil, usually kerosene. 

 

Leakages from tanks or feed pipes can range from minor localised domestic spills to major industrial incidents with widespread environmental impacts. ERS provides a comprehensive, rapid response spill clean-up service to investigate, assess and remediate fuel and oil spills in a timely, cost effective manner. 

 

ERS is accredited by the UK and Ireland Spill Association and has successfully remediated hundreds of domestic oil spills which have resulted from a myriad of causes including tank failures, accidental damage, car accidents and even a lightning strike!  We’ve successfully treated spills which have impacted gardens, houses, public and private water supplies and the natural environment, right across the UK from the Shetland Islands to Jersey. 

 

Alongside our work with domestic oil spills, ERS works with industrial clients who can have much larger scale incidents.  We work with our clients and their consultants to investigate, assess and delineate the spill, and deliver a remedial strategy.  We’ve been involved in many clean-up projects, ranging from short term to long term. Our work has even been used to defend clients in legal actions. 

 

For simple incidents we can respond with a small and focussed team to quickly deal with the issues and complete the project.  For more complex situations, we are able to call upon the breadth of our in-house expertise, which includes compact ground investigation rigs, risk assessors and remediation design experts, so that solutions agreeable to all stakeholders can be found, the remedial work delivered promptly and the regulator acceptance granted. We even have in-house landscapers to return your garden or site to its original look once the work is complete. 

 

If you’ve been affected by a spill recently or in the past and require some advice, contact us today to speak to one of our experts.