Spill response

Helping businesses reduce environmental, reputational and financial damage

Why do I need Adler and Allan Spill Response?

  • The only UK emergency response organisation that has the range of services to deal with every aspect of your emergency quickly, effectively and safely
  • Nationwide response team can mobilise in under two hours to respond to your emergency 24/7-365
  • In-house waste transfer station and fleet of tankers guarantees chain of custody
  • In-house waste transfer station and fleet of tankers save time and money sourcing multiple providers
  • Adler and Allan is an accredited third-party Tier 2 Oil Spill Response Organisation for sheltered / enclosed waters, coastal & large estuary and shoreline clean-up
  • Fully accredited UK Spill Association member
  • Approved contractor to the Environment Agency and Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • We have in-house chemists who can help you identify dangerous chemicals and advise on the safest way to deal with chemical spills and dispose of hazardous waste
  • Our expertise ensures your business remains compliant

Why Adler and Allan emergency spill response membership?

  • We don’t charge a call out fee for an emergency if you have a membership with us
  • The knowledge we gain from the Response Preparedness Audit means we are able to respond much faster in an emergency
  • Access to on-site spill training and spill exercises as well as buy spill kits
  • Provide regular reporting on your site risks and emergencies responded to

How we can help?

Adler and Allan can respond to any type of spill over ground, underground, marine, fresh and ground water, from a minor oil spill to a road tanker rollovers or major industrial disaster. We can deal with spills of any pollutant including fuel/aviation fuel, oil, petroleum, diesel and kerosene, acids and a wide variety of hazardous materials and chemical spills, including sulphuric acid and mercury as well as food products such as milk or sugar.

The law says…

The polluter pays

Apart from being liable for all clean-up expenses under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, fines for pollution incidents can total hundreds of millions of pounds - depending on the level of harm and culpability, negligence and recklessness of those responsible and size of company.

The Environment Agency is more readily enforcing less serious crimes, and the number of prosecutions against company directors, who can also face custodial sentences, remains high, with 22 prosecutions against company directors in 2017/18.

Environmental permits

It is a requirement of law that certain commercial activities are carried out in accordance with an appropriate Environmental Permit.

These permits have conditions attached to them, which must be met. If permit terms are breached, there can be automatic heavy penalties.

Environmental legislation

Companies must also remain aware of all environmental legislation that could be relevant to their activities.

 As well as statutory penalties and footing the bill for clean-ups overseen by regulatory bodies, a spill could have repercussions in the civil law arena if it affects the interests of other residents and landowners.

Vital evidence

Our expertise can help keep environmental protection costs to a minimum. Even before we arrive on-site, we will advise you over the ‘phone on immediate spill control actions to reduce impact.

We understand how your business and its wider sector works. Our expertise will ensure you meet regulatory and compliance requirements in any emergency and can show vital evidence of reducing environmental risk that will help your case, ultimately reducing penalties.

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