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Wessex Water focuses on unlimited safety

06 April 2017

Wessex Water is one of the leading regional water and sewerage businesses in the UK serving 2.7 million customers across the south west of England including Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

The dedicated Wessex Water 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 - and this is very much the domain of the specialist supplier Safety Unlimited.

This long established British manufacturer via its essential free consultancy service has installed two Re-locatable Safety Stores which combine maximum protection and easy access for Acids such as Nitric, Sulphuric and Hydrochloric and Solvents including Acetone, Methanol, Propanol, Hexane and Dichloromethane.

The containers are made of plastic coated sheet steel giving superior 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 plus a secure Yale lock with internal override.

The overall design complies with BS476 for fire rating. By way of showing the scope of operations, the Bristol and Bath area in the north west has a population of around 750,000 and in the south east the Bournemouth and Poole area has about 300,000 residents.

The region’s landscape is varied, ranging from the Mendip Hills and the levels of Somerset to the cliffs of Dorset and Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain.

The two coastlines have a number of popular holiday resorts such as Weston super Mare and Minehead on the north coast and Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth on the south coast.

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”.


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