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More information about Generator Drip Trays


Drip trays for generators do exactly what they say on the tin: they are trays designed to catch any drips or leaks from your portable generator. These generator drip trays are available in a range of sizes suited to contain any spills, with options that include standard rigid trays or flexible sides so that portable generators can be rolled into the trays. Many plant operators use the expensive Plant Nappy product for this purpose, but our range of drip trays for generators do the same job for a much more affordable price and are reusable.

Why Use Drip Trays for Generators?

Portable generators are handy and efficient, making them excellent for any project that requires a remote power source. However, using portable generators can pose some environmental problems. Petrol fuel or engine oil runoffs can seep into the ground, causing health and safety hazards and damaging the environment. This is where our generator drip trays come in to protect your job site and the environment from contamination.

Workplace health and safety regulations often require proper containment and disposal of volatile waste. This covers all sorts of liquids, including fuel and motor oil for portable generators that run on petrol.

Leaks from generators could land you with a health and safety violation. The repercussions of ground contamination, which are quite serious, don’t need a detailed discussion here — it’s better to avoid such possibilities altogether. That’s why generator drip trays are so crucial.

Choosing the Right Generator Drip Tray

Because of the high stakes surrounding the preservation of your worksite and the nearby environment, it’s important to choose the right generator drip tray for your needs.

Choosing the right generator drip tray is crucial to ensure that any accidental spills or leaks from your generator don't create a mess or lead to environmental hazards. Here's a guide to help you choose the right drip tray for your generator:

1. Understand Your Needs:

  • Purpose: Determine the primary reason you need the drip tray. Is it for capturing oil spills, condensation, or fuel leaks?
  • Duration: If you're running the generator for extended periods, you may require a drip tray with higher capacity.

2. Determine the Size:

  • Measure the base of your generator to determine the minimum size of the drip tray.
  • Make sure to allow for some margin around the edges – it's better to have a slightly bigger tray than one that's too small.

3. Material Considerations:

  • Durability: Opt for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or metal trays for robust, long-lasting options.
  • Chemical Resistance: Ensure the material is resistant to oil, fuel, and other chemicals typically found in generators.
  • Heat Resistance: If your generator heats up significantly, ensure the drip tray can withstand the temperature.

4. Capacity and Depth:

  • Choose a drip tray with adequate depth to prevent overflow.
  • Consider trays with raised edges or lips to prevent further spillage.

Generator drip trays are available at various costs, which vary depending on the size. The most important consideration, however, is that your drip tray will perform as needed with a long lifespan.

Are Our Generator Drip Trays Reusable?

First Mats drip trays for generators are all reusable. In our Spilltector and flexi-tray ranges, the absorbent mats are easily removed and replaced, preserving the rest of the drip tray for repeated use. The old absorbent pad can simply be disposed of properly according to your work site's health and safety guidelines, and you can re-position your generator over the centre of the new mat and continue your work processes without further interruption.

Also, our generator drip tray mats’ unique construction will absorb contaminants while letting rainwater flow away without saturating the mat. This ensures that only oil spills will be absorbed, which makes our mats last longer and work more efficiently than others.

Our standard model drip trays can also be reused – simply empty the collected fluid into your waste collection unit and wipe clean. These are also available with EVO universal absorbent pads to make the process even easier.

Finally, our universal and general-purpose spill kits with drip trays are an all-in-one spill solution, providing the drip tray to catch any drips, spills or leaks, and the absorbent pads, socks and disposal bags to tackle any major problems. These trays can also be reused – simply replace any other items as and when used.

Why Buy From First Mats

Our Spilltector Generator Drip Trays feature a specially designed unique absorbent mat. This comprises several layers of material that quickly absorb oil and fuels. Moreover, the fibres will not soak up water, allowing you to use them outside without becoming saturated when it rains. With our drip trays for generators, you only need to replace the absorbent mat, thanks to the reusable tray. With the Plant Nappy products, you must replace the entire unit each time, making it much less cost-effective.

Our standard drip trays, with or without absorbent mats, are made from durable recycled plastic and are available in depths, lengths and widths to suit a wide range of use cases.

Our oil spill kits with drip trays or Flexi-trays are available in different capacities, so you can pick the best one that suits your requirements.

We stand by our products unconditionally, and that’s why our customer service record is impeccable. Our commitment to the needs of our clients and our dedication to providing only the highest-quality goods and services speaks for itself.

You don’t have to take our word for it: our five-star Trustpilot rating shows how seriously we take customer service. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s clear that First Mats is your first choice. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!


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