Providing Rapid Emergency Spill Response Services

Emergency Response

Acumen provide a fully integrated emergency and urgent response Site Service to clients throughout the UK on a 24/7 basis and are accredited by the UK Spill Association. The Association is recognised by all UK regulators and ensures that standards are maintained at their highest level and having achieved renewed accreditation for more than a decade, Acumen have a long-term commitment to providing exemplar services in these challenging situations.

Acumen have an extensive track record in delivering bespoke services for a wide variety of incidents including leaking tanks, catastrophic fires, road traffic incidents involving chemical/oil releases, orphan waste site clearances, fly tipped materials, abandoned chemical and toxic substances, pollution to waterways/drainage systems and many more situations.

Acumen operate an out of hours manned telephone service that will direct any emergency call to an appropriate Acumen Incident Manager who will take over the co-ordination of the incident and ensure that appropriate resources are deployed. The Incident Manager will liaise with all appropriate stakeholders, including emergency services, regulators, HSE and property owners to work out an action plan that includes emergency mitigation measures, hazardous substance identification and longer term remedial strategies. Acumen Emergency call centre number is 0843 6580513

The Acumen resources that can be deployed include a range of specialised vacuum tankers, pumps, high pressure cleaning machinery, spillage kits for land and water incidents, temporary bunding and tanks. Acumen personnel are highly trained and skilled in the handling of dangerous materials and working in hazardous environments including confined spaces and confined spaces rescue. This is backed up by a highly experienced technical management team including safety professionals, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors and Industrial Chemists.

Navigator Terminals, North Tees

Case Study

Recent changes to the UK’s Duty of Care regulations means that waste producers must now confirm that they have considered every available disposal option. This means that sending waste to landfill not only means meeting the cost of an ever-increasing levy, but also a major non-compliance risk. When a large chemical production facility in the North West faced this problem,...

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Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586