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Kill spills before they kill your business

11 February 2013

Innovative awareness assistance nationwide from Lubetech, leaders in spill control

Let’s start with a scary fact: 40% of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s) causing substantial environmental spill in the course of their business will fail within 18 months of the incident: Heavy fines, cleanup costs & operational downtime, insurance premium increases & damage to business reputation or word-of-mouth comment are harmful. In fact, spill or fall foul of the Environment Agency (EA) and you can expect the total incident cost to be in the order of eight times the fine – so a £5,000 fine implies a cost to the business of at least £40,000..!

Recognising an urgent need to tackle a shortfall in awareness and education, Lubetech (the UK’s leading Spill Control manufacturer and acknowledged industry innovator) has joined forces with its 2,500 distributors across the UK to offer a FREE `Site Audit` for any business wishing reassurance that its precautions and measures are able to meet minimum legal requirements.

Lubetech Marketing Director, Simon Evans comments: “Killing spill before it kills your business is common sense. Combined, costs and time are crippling blows from which business does not recover when dealing with a spill and you aren’t focussing on your business.
Nobody would operate a business without fire protection, yet a recent survey revealed 76% of SME’s in the UK have no understanding of spill response – with the same regulatory obligation! Does `white van man` even know for example, that if he’s carrying just 30 litres of fluids in a vehicle the Law requires carriage of an appropriate spill kit? There are 2.5 million white vans on Britain’s roads... every business needs to comply.“

Lubetech stresses most solutions cost pounds and pennies, not tens of thousands. The fear should be of the consequence, not the compliance!

Simon Evans: “Lubetech supplies through distributors and together with Approved Business we’ve identified that many smaller companies could benefit from a simple walk-round and technical advice from an expert. We have a project running in conjunction with the EA to increase businesses awareness of Spill Control by One Million in the UK, and we know from our years of experience that we can work with our distributors to deliver much-needed knowledge and guidance. For many businesses a free site audit is all they need to provide the pointers to full compliance and to ensure they are not being ripped off by companies that spout regulations, then quote thousands.”

In 2013 controlling spillage is no longer just about saving the environment or merely meeting Health & Safety regulations; it’s got to be about preparedness saving business time and money!

Visit to see all our training and survey solutions. To enquire about a FREE site audit for your business, speak to your local Lubetech stockist or call the office and speak to one of our trained technical staff, who will happily arrange for a visit in conjunction with a local supplier.

Approved Business customers can quote reference: ABFS1 to ensure a priority visit from one of our field specialists or simply have a free initial discussion about whether you should be concerned for your business.

Please call the Lubetech team on: 02380 274123 or email

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