SPT PORTUGAL ADHERES TO THE SEVESO REGULATION

SPT LOGISTIC PORTUGAL, highly aware of its social and environmental responsibility, and within the scope of its inherent obligations, has decided to go one step further and, in order to provide its customers with the very best service, is now engaged in the regularization/ delivery phase of the Seveso dossier to the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA).

 

This dossier sets down the necessary standards for the prevention of serious accidents in industries that work with dangerous substances.

 

We have been working on the accident prevention policy internally at SPT for a long time. Our customers can rest assured that their products are well received because they are not only compliant with current law, but also with the implementation of good practices. And now we are adding a Serious Accident Prevention Policy.

 

Proactivity is crucial at SPT, so we welcome and promote it.

 

With this step SPT assumes greater responsibility for the logistics chain. But, above all, it guarantees its customers that its products, the vast majority of them classified as “dangerous”, are handled accordingly.

 

Notwithstanding this fact, SPT customers as a whole must also ensure that they also comply with all the applicable legal, social and environmental requirements, so as not to undermine SPT’s safety with regards to stored products,  neighboring companies, or the population affected. This is, indeed, a responsibility of all and for all.

 

Informative note on the origin of the SEVESO denomination.

 

In 1976 a major hazardous materials accident occurred in the Italian city of Seveso, giving rise to a European directive whose main objective was to establish procedures and practices for the prevention of serious accidents, and the limitation of their impact on human health and the environment, at facilities that work with dangerous chemical agents.

NEW IBC PACKAGING MACHINE

At SPT Spain the new IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) packaging machine is now operational, which will allow us to repack tanks to containers and drums in a fully automated way.

 

This machine allows a large quantity of liquid to be repacked, and is designed to fill drums and IBCs normally used in the Food and Chemicals industries.

 

We have two totally independent repackaging systems that allow us to repackage both food and conventional products.

 

We are also studying the implementation of the same machine at the SPT Portugal facilities.

 

WORK COMPLETED ON SPT WAREHOUSE IN CALLÚS

We are very pleased to announce that, after several months of work, the new SPT warehouse is now operational. This expansion gives us an additional 3,000 m2 of storage space.

We currently have a capacity for 9,600 pallets in total: 5,100 in Spain and 4,500 in Portugal. We have expanded our existing Chemical Product Storage capabilities in order to offer better coverage and service.

Here are some photos of the results:

 

SPT Portugal conducts an emergency drill

On June 21, SPT Portugal conducted an emergency firefighting and rescue drill. In it, they participated:

 

Warehouse and office employees

Santo Tirso Fire Department

Santo Tirso civil protection

IGM, SPT Security Advisor

SPT Safety and Planning Consultants

Orientation given to the exercise

-Fire in the SPT locker room and in the office area on the ground floor.

-Evacuation of buildings.

-Communication of the Security Delegate with the security teams.

-Coordination of the security team.

-Protection of human life.

 

Outcome

-The drill lasted approximately 90 minutes.

-The alarm went off at 10:30 am.

– Firefighters arrived at the scene at 10:40 am

-The Fire Brigade took from the warehouse “P / Samples” for the ambulance of a person who was trapped in the warehouse (she was “disappeared”) and who had breathing difficulties. They took her to the ambulance and provided first aid on the spot.

-The transfer of people, employees and external entities (drivers and visitors) to the meeting point was carried out perfectly.

-All the security equipment installed (fire control, Prosegur central, extraction windows, reels, etc.) worked according to their characteristics.

 

SPT CONSTRUYE UNA NUEVA NAVE EN CALLÚS

En Callús, seguimos de obras. Estamos construyendo una nueva nave al lado de la que ya teníamos, gracias a la cual, hemos conseguido 3.000 m² más de superficie. Tenemos previsto que las obras finalicen a principios de julio de este año. Aquí os dejamos algunas fotos del proceso:

 

SPT INVIERTE EN NUEVAS INSTALACIONES EN CALLÚS

En SPT hemos ampliado nuestras instalaciones con la reciente ejecución del cierre de la zona de playa, entre las dos naves ubicadas en el polígono industrial de Can Cavaller, Callús (Manresa).

Gracias a esta inversión, hemos logrado el engrandecimiento de nuestras instalaciones en 700 metros cuadrados, cumpliendo con las medidas de seguridad de las que disponemos, siempre rigiéndonos bajo el umbral APQ’S.

Como resultado, hemos obtenido una plataforma logística unificada que mejorará la seguridad de los trabajadores, la optimización del espacio y la higiene.
En SPT buscamos siempre la mejora continua y velamos por satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros clientes de la mejor forma posible

Loading transport unit with airbags

 

Today we want to share with you a video showing how workers in our warehouse carry out the loading of a transport unit.

As you can see, we install air bags in the empty space between the pallets to keep the merchandise from shifting during transport.

Through this solution, we reduce the likelihood of product damage during transfers.

It is common to use this solution on long-distance trips or when transporting high-value products.

This process boosts the quality of the service we provide.

COVID-19 CONTINGENCY MEASURES

We would like to inform you that at SPT Logistic we are taking all the relevant contingency measures to halt the expansion of COVID-19.

We will have two teams, one working from home, and the other working as usual on company premises, in order to minimize the risk of contagion among staff and to guarantee minimum service levels. However, due to these measures, both product inputs and outputs may be affected.

We will inform you and adapt to new situations in response to the how the situation unfolds with reference to the virus.

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ATEX?

Today we want to leave you with a very interesting video in which Marta Mendoza answers questions about ATEX: Explosive Atmospheres.

Marta is an expert in legislation on the storage of chemical products. She currently works as a sales director and has more than 10 years of experience as a consultant in the industry.

 

 

 

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