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Peace of mind for Wessex Water

15 December 2016

Wessex Water has installed two re-locatable Safety Stores which combine a high degree of protection and easy access. They can be used, for example, for acids such as nitric, sulphuric and hydrochloric, and solvents including acetone, methanol, propanol, hexane and dichloromethane.

The regional water and sewerage business serves 2.7 million customers across the south west of England including Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire. 

Its mission is to provide long term commitment and development to provide a first class service to its customers with excellent standards of service by providing high quality water and environmental services that protect health, improve the environment and give customers good value for money – all of which is confirmed by the water industry regulator Ofwat as one of the most efficient water and sewerage companies in England and Wales.

A core feature of this quality ethic of course is the proper and secure storage of the highly diverse range of hazardous chemicals and liquids which are essential for cleansing, testing and scientific services constantly needed to maintain the highest standards of health and safety.

The containers supplied by Safety Stores are made of plastic coated sheet steel for performance, colour stability and resistance to degradation. 75mm insulation is supported by a fully welded base acting as a leak-proof sump over the entire floor, plus high and low flame arrested ventilation and grid flooring, and a secure Yale lock with internal override. The overall design complies with BS476 for fire rating.

Marcus Bradley of Wessex Water said: “The time had come to replace the existing containers and as you would expect we thoroughly assessed all options on the market. Safety Unlimited removed the current units and all of the contents were transferred and separated as appropriate in to the smart new safety stores which gives us peace of mind and helped enhance the working environment”.