You’re required to have a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan if your facility stores more than 1,320 gallons of petroleum products above ground. This includes gasoline, diesel and even vegetable oil and cooking oils. As part of this plan, EHS managers need to make sure their teams perform a monthly inspection, and carrying that out requires a good SPCC inspection form.
We’ve provided a free downloadable sample SPCC inspection form in Word format, so you can edit the monthly inspection checklist for your facility.
Many SPCC inspection templates are organized by types of things: tanks, drums, etc.
But as you can see in the example provided, we prefer to break up the checklist by area of the facility, such as North building exterior, South building exterior and South building first floor. Then we list out what to check, from tanks to loading docks, in each area. This makes it easier for the inspector to check every item while walking through the facility.
To customize the sample SPCC inspection checklist, try walking through your facility and jotting down all the points your team will need to cover. Then go back to your desk and create questions for each area and item: Are there any empty drums that require disposal? Does the outdoor tank show any signs of damage, deterioration or visible discharge? Be as specific as possible and ask someone else to give your form a test run to make sure it’s easy-to-follow.
Conducting thorough SPCC inspections might not be the most glamorous part of your team’s jobs, but a few minutes during an inspection could save you millions in fines.