EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS AND MAINTENANCE

Equipment and Resources Form (pdf)

The assessor will completed the form for each company owned base and company operated (but not owned) base. The levels of equipment held will be part of the basis upon which the level of accreditation to be granted is assessed.

 

As an indication we would expect contractors to hold the following types and minimum levels of response equipment:

Level 1 - Freshwater

Oil absorbent materials.

Level 2 - Freshwater

As above plus:

20 metres oil retention booms (minimum size 25cm overall height)

Simple skimming device

Level 3 - Freshwater

As above plus:

Efficient weir or oleophilic oil skimmer

100 metres inflatable oil retention booms (minimum size 45cm overall height)

Pumps

Emergency recovered product holding tanks

Oil/water separation facilities

Small Port or Harbour

(Broadly defined as small & medium marinas, some fishing boat activity)

200 metres minimum 60cm rapidly deployable harbour boom with associated ancillary equipment (anchors etc)

Small boat to assist with boom deployment

Oil Skimmer with minimum 10 tonnes/hr capacity of design appropriate for the pollutant viscosities likely to be encountered

Emergency holding tanks – total emergency storage capacity 14 tonnes

2 x 10 metre lengths water ballasted shore seal boom

Such other equipment as may be specified in contingency plans for a specific port Tier 2 response.

Medium size Port & Harbour

(Broadly defined as large marinas, fishing boat activity and some commercial traffic)

400 metres minimum 60cm rapidly deployable harbour boom with associated ancillary equipment (anchors etc)

Small boat to assist with boom deployment

Two Oil skimmers of at least 10 tonnes/hr capacity each of designs appropriate for the pollutant viscosities likely to be encountered.

Emergency holding tanks – total emergency storage capacity 28 tonnes

16 x 10 metre lengths water ballasted shore seal boom

Such other equipment as may be specified in contingency plans for a specific port tier 2 response

Large Commercial Port

400 metres minimum 60cm rapidly deployable harbour boom with associated ancillary equipment (anchors etc)

200 metres minimum 70cm rapidly deployable harbour/estuarial boom with associated ancillary equipment (anchors etc)

Two small boats to assist with boom deployment and evidence of a contract with local tug operating company.

Adequate radio/telephone communications facilities

Two skimmers of at least 10 and 20 tonnes capacity respectively of designs appropriate for the pollutant viscosities likely to be encountered.

Emergency holding tanks – total emergency storage up to 50 tonnes

4.x 10 metre lengths water ballasted shore seal boom

Such other equipment as may be specified in contingency plans for a specific port Tier 2 response.

Groundwater

Contractors must hold equipment for recovering oil from boreholes. Using only specialist sub-contractors is not sufficient at this level of accreditation. Evidence of attendance at a relevant external training course may be required.

Land-based spills

In additional to other methods such as vacuum extraction, contractors must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of bio-remediation techniques. Evidence of attendance at a relevant external training course may be required.

 

Equipment Maintenance

Equipment requires protective storage and careful maintenance. Do you have a planned maintenance program? Please attach a statement of your equipment maintenance procedures and storage arrangements to your application.


APPLICATION FORM NOTES

LEVELS OF ACCREDITATION

RELEVANT CERTIFICATIONS

SERVICES AND OPERATING STANDARDS

EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS AND MAINTENANCE

TRAINING

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