Oil & Fuel Spills

Oil & Fuel Spills

Oil and fuel spill clean up is part of our full range of specialist services. We pride ourselves in providing a robust reliable service to all our customers at all times and are experienced in oil and fuel spill cleaning. We have a full range of relevant accreditations and insurance so you don’t need to worry about that, you’re covered. Unlike many contractors in this industry we will not let you down, we have all the right equipment for the job and believe in doing it right.

If you would like more information about this service or have a requirement please get in touch on Freephone 0800 038 6557 or 01904 764 557 or if you would like a call back please visit our quote page, fill in a few details and we will get in touch to help you with your requirements.

Oil & Fuel Spills FAQ's


RM Contractors are experts in dealing with oils, chemicals, and all other liquids and hazardous materials. We have the expertise to deal with all emergency spills, from small isolated spills to major industrial incidents.


We have a long history of responding to industrial and domestic spills of all liquids and have experience in liaising with Regulators (e.g. the Environment Agency) and the insurance industry.

Our spill response clients range from SME’s to large companies, they operate in all areas including local authorities, manufacturers, distributors, utility companies, building companies, loss adjusters, insurance companies and oil refineries. No matter what size you are we can offer you professional spill clean-up.


Safety First

Always consider your personal safety whilst responding to a spill. Think about the nature of the spilled material and the environment in which it has occurred (for example, is it a volatile flammable chemical in an internal confined area). Only attempt to deal with a spill directly, if safe to do so. If in doubt, withdraw, contact nominated personnel within your organisation and, if required, contact the Emergency Services.


The first principle of spill response is containment. In summary, this is immediate action to prevent or mitigate the impact of the spillage. Where safe to do so, this containment action could be to stem the source of the leak. Even where it is not safe to directly stem the source of the spill, works to limit the spread and impact of the spill by the use of absorbent materials and clay drain covers are valuable containment actions. On larger sites, containment could be extended to sealing the site drainage system to prevent off-site migration and/or impact to controlled waters.


Once effective containment action has been implemented, works to recover the spilled material should commence. This could comprise recovery using absorbent materials (granules, pads or rolls) or via pumping and storage. In each case, care should be taken to avoid any further cross contamination and recovered product should be stored in specially designated areas and in suitable and appropriately marked containers. Disposal of recovered product should take place in accordance with the Waste Management Regulations, using a suitably licensed contractor, with the required duty of care documentation and at an appropriately licensed facility.

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