PPG 26 Guidelines For Drum & Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Storage & Handling- Introduction

By Natalie Lundie on 2nd April, 2014

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PPG 26 Guidelines For Drum & Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Storage & Handling- Introduction

Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG)

Drums & IBC: PPG 26

The PPG 26 guidelines for the storage and handling of drums and IBC’s were produced by the Environment Agency for England and Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland.

The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations PPG2 were published by all the above agencies for guidance on fixed oil storage tanks and for containers directly connected to the point of use.

However other containers of oil, chemical or other potentially polluting materials that could be handled or stored incorrectly (that could lead to pollution by accidental leakage or spillage) were not covered by the PPG 2 Regulations

PPG 26 guidelines were created to help site operators of industrial and commercial premises all of whom are responsible for storing and handling drums and IBCs. The guidelines give information and advice about storing oil and chemicals in:

  • Small containers
  • Drums, up to 205 litres
  • IBCs up to 1000 litres

Following the Pollution Prevention Guidelines PPG 26 will ensure you reduce the risk of pollution from the site to land, surface waters and groundwater by taking care with the storage and maintenance and handling of drums and IBCs.

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For more information on the PPG 26 guidelines please click here

Look out for the next blog in this series coming soon - Safe Storage of Primary Containers (Drums & IBCs)

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