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More information about IBC Bunds and Bunding

What are IBC Bunds and Bunding?

IBC bunds are secondary containment items that are placed underneath IBC containers to catch any drips, spills or leaks. IBC bunding is often used in industry to help prevent cross-contamination and maintain high health and safety standards. IBC bunds also allow companies to comply with UK oil storage regulations.

Our IBC Bunding can safely store most types of chemicals, oils, and fluids. IBC bunds are a vital part of spill control management in many industries, so choosing the right size and type of IBC bunding for your needs is important. If you have any questions about IBC Bunding or need help choosing the right one for your business, please contact our team of experts.

Benefits of an IBC bund

The key benefit of an IBC bund is to collect drips, leaks, and spillages and safely store these in a bunded sump. They are also essential for complying with certain health and safety regulations concerning the storage of hazardous liquids.

Most of our IBC Bunds are compatible with forklift and pallet trucks for easy transportation on-site. This helps to prevent spillages and employee injuries, ensuring a more productive and efficient workplace. An innovative, removable grid system allows easy access to the sump for super-fast cleaning of your IBC bund.

IBC bunding and bunded pallets are mainly used in industrial and manufacturing environments, such as warehouses and factories, but they can be used in any environment where the safe storage or transportation of fluids is necessary. 

Which IBC Bund should I use?

Our IBC bunding and pallets range includes models designed to securely hold one or two IBC containers. Each IBC bund model has a maximum load and sump capacity. It is important not to exceed the capacity to ensure safety and prevent contamination.

Although all IBC bunds are durable and can be used indoors or outdoors, bunding with a framed cover will offer the best protection against the elements. They also provide extra protection against the risk of cross-contamination.

Why buy your IBC Bunds and Bunding from First Mats

At First Mats, we have a commitment to providing our customers with fantastic quality, UK-made products for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets. We source only the best IBC bunding and pallets from trusted, UK-based suppliers and offer competitive prices and great value. Our excellent Trustpilot rating of 4.9 out of 5 demonstrates our customer-focused ethos.


Q. Do IBCs need to be stored on a Bund?

A. Whether you need to store your IBC on a bund depends on the contents of the IBC. Any oils, chemicals or other hazardous substances need to be stored with provisions to contain any spills. On the other hand, if you are storing a non-hazardous substance, then an IBC bund might not be a legal requirement, but using one is still recommended.

Q. Should I use a Plastic or Steel IBC Bund?

A. For most applications, plastic IBC bunds are the best option, as they are resistant to oils and most chemicals, and their weight makes them easier to store and handle. Steel IBC bunds should be used when storing highly flammable liquids as they are more fire-resistant than plastic IBC bunds.

Q. How long do IBC Bunds last?

A. The lifespan of an IBC bund depends on several factors, but their resistance to corrosion means they can last for many years if used correctly. IBC bunds must pass a Bund Integrity Test every 3 years for them to be compliant with storage laws. (All IBC Bunds from First Mats include a 3 year guarantee)

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