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Drum Overpack Containers

Transports oils, chemicals and other hazardous fluids safely with our Drum Overpack Containers. Our range includes overpacks to safely ship drums from 22 Litres up to 240 Litres, with UN approved models also available. Our Drum Overpack Containers are offered with free mainland UK delivery on all orders over £45. - Click to learn more about Drum Overpack Containers

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What are Drum Overpack Containers?

Drum Overpack Containers are large plastic containers designed to house oil and liquid drums, effectively creating a buffer by enclosing the drum in a protective shell. This means that drum containers containing chemicals and other hazardous materials can be moved safely and securely.

Even if any of the drums do leak or spill, there is no leakage beyond the confines of the Drum Overpack Container – instead the leak is safely contained in the sump.

Many Drum Overpack Containers meet the relevant UN Standards for transporting dangerous goods, so that they can be used to ship drums both within the UK and internationally.

Drum Overpack Containers are an essential piece of safety equipment that you’ll find in any industry where hazardous materials need to be stored and shipped, including warehouses, distribution centres and chemical manufacturers.

How do Drum Overpack Containers work?

Drum Overpack Containers provide a tough protective outside layer to house the drums. Look out for these features that ensure that no hazardous material can escape, including:

  • Sump with enough capacity to hold leaks / spills from the drum
  • Lids that screw down or twist down (many also have a closed gasket that helps the seal to close)
  • UV protection, so that the container can resist the damaging effects of direct sunlight and will not degrade over time
  • Clear and large ‘Overpack’ labelling on the Overpack Container
  • Chemical resistance

Many Drum Overpack Containers are also designed to ship damaged, leaking or non-compliant drums – otherwise known as an Overpack Salvage Drum. This will also be clearly labelled on the Overpack Container.

What are the benefits of Drum Overpack Containers?

When it comes to moving and storing drums, the possibility of any hazardous material leaking must be rigorously controlled. An Drum Overpack Container:

  • Allows drums containing hazardous materials to be shipped, in line with legally required UN regulations
  • Captures any leaks or spills in the sump
  • Protect drums, bottles and other containers during transit
  • Improves employee safety when they are handling hazardous materials
  • Can be moved easily using a forklift truck

Which Drum Overpack Containers are in the First Mats range?

We have a wide range of Drum Overpack Containers, so you can choose the right size for your needs.

Our smallest, The Overpack Drum Container for Bottles, Cans and 22L Buckets, has a 76 litre sump. It meets the Group 1 Performance Packing Standards of UN Regulations and functions as a Salvage Drum - as do our larger containers for 72L, 130L and 205L drums. This makes them ideal for a wide range of shipping and handling operations.

Our 340L Overpack Container - Medium Duty can also be used to contain damaged or leaking drums, and is safe to use on site (not public roads).

Finally, our versatile UN Approved Overpack Containers can safely store, transport and handle drums containing hazardous materials, and are suitable for a wide range of other tasks including spill containment, clean-up and bio-waste disposal. Available in three sizes, to house 20, 30 or 95 US gallons.

Why Buy Your Drum Overpacks First Mats?

We know our customers are looking for quality safety products at competitive prices, backed by outstanding customer service – we work hard to deliver on this, which is why we have a 4.8 Star Trustpilot rating.

Our reputation depends on the fact that when you buy from us, you’ll get the right product at the right price, with the added bonus of free delivery to mainland UK on orders over £45. If you have any questions about our drum overpack containers or any of our other products please do get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team for help and advice.

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