TankSafe ‘Impregnable’: CSR Compliant & Environmentally Friendly
The only device which prevents Diesel Spills and Overfilling.
Overfilling fuel tanks is the most common cause of diesel spills, which cause thousands of road accidents, pollution incidents and industrial injuries every year, in addition to costing Hauliers £000s in wasted fuel.
The dangers of diesel spills are demonstrated in the shocking figures published by the British Motorcycle Federation (BMF). Between 2000 and 2005 they published the following statistics of accidents caused by diesel spills on Britain’s roads:
• 595 serious accidents
• 22 people have died
• 617 Seriously Injured
• 3,020 accidents resulting in slight injury
Alongside the human cost, there is also a huge financial cost associated with diesel spills. The estimated total cost for our society in 2005 was £35,543,280. These are costs attributed to clean-up costs plus lost revenue for companies due to the hold ups encountered by Truck companies due to clear-ups of diesel spills on roads. Moreover, diesel is the most common pollutant type of inland waters, which flow directly into sea, lakes and rivers.
The problem is really serious and has prompted the British Government to introduce numerous severe penalties for those guilty of causing spills:
• Government has made pollution of controlled waters a criminal offence.
• Spilling diesel onto the highway is a road traffic offence
• Vehicles that spill diesel due to a fault are illegal
• Owners of roads open to the public on which diesel spills occur are liable for injuries that happen as a result of spills not being cleared.
Fitting the TankSafe ‘Impregnable’ means not only saving your fuel, but it also means protecting yourself, road users, the environment and your employees from the dangers of diesel spills.
This is how the ‘Impregnable’ works: the float valve allows fuel to flow into the tank, but locks off once the tank is full, protecting the fuel completely. Diesel spills and Overfilling are therefore impossible.
Companies well known for their social responsibility such as Sainsbury’s and Biffa Waste have already fitted the ‘Impregnable’ as part of their comprehensive environmental management system.
Morag Robertson, Sainsbury’s Environment Manager for Logistics, says: “not only does diesel have a negative impact if spilt but also it results in excessive diesel use with all is associated CO2 impacts. Sainsbury´s is committed to reduce its fuel use, and as part of this unnecessary leaks and spills contributes to this objective.”