Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You may use adhesives to glue components together when you assemble metal products.
If you use adhesives you must control your odour and solvent emissions.
If you have a permit, licence or exemption you must comply with its conditions. If you do not comply with conditions you can be fined or even sent to prison.
You must comply with your duty of care responsibilities when you use or handle waste adhesives and adhesive containers.
If you use adhesives that contain organic solvents or 'two-pack' fixatives you must comply with any relevant hazardous/special waste controls.
Keep adhesives that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in sealed containers to reduce your site's odour emissions.
Store your adhesives in a locked, bunded area away from direct sunlight.
If you spill adhesives, use absorbent or adsorbent granules to clean up the spill. Do not wash down your site where adhesives containing VOCs have been spilt.
Ask your suppliers if they can supply you with adhesives that do not contain VOCs.
Only pour out the amount of adhesive you require for each assembly shift to avoid waste.
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