Safe Handling

At Eurobitume, we are dedicated to safety and reliability at every stage of the bitumen life cycle, from refining, to transport, installation to recycling and eventual disposal. Safe handling procedures are a vital component of this approach, ensuring that any risk to workers and members of the public is minimised.
Bitumen is stored, transported and used at high temperatures, and so there are inherent hazards associated with hot bitumen. However, with proper precautions, risks to health can be kept to a minimum.

Follow the links below to find out more about different aspects of our safe handling guidelines.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets (SDS) provide information on known health, safety and environmental hazards and indicate appropriate measures to reduce any identified risks. Although bitumen is not classified as a hazardous substance, bitumen suppliers voluntarily provide safety data sheets to their customers to ensure safe handling in the workplace.

To encourage the safe use of bitumen, Eurobitume offers a range of publications with information for anyone involved in the transport and handling of bituminous products.

Find the updated Safe Handling Guidelines here.

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Safe Delivery Guides

Read the Safe Delivery Guide for your country to see all the relevant safety and regulatory information you need. Reduce risk and avoid accidents by following our best practice documents. Read more

In Case of Accident:
Burns Cards

Even if you follow all the safety guidelines and have minimised all relevant risks, accidents can happen. In case of a bitumen burn, the right first aid can make all the difference. Read more

Safe Handling Cards

Safe work practices are best taught through  training.. It’s important to ensure they remain at the forefront of everyone’s thinking. Our Safe Handling Guides offer all the most important information at a glance, available in your local language. Read more

ADR Regulations for Drivers

European Guidelines for the safe transport of dangerous goods set out the responsibilities that must be fulfilled by each party involved. Find out more about what this means in your country. Read more

Loading, Storage and Handling Temperature

The high handling temperature of bitumen products leads to a number of specific challenges for those who work with it. These guidelines provide information for loading and storage as well as safe maximum handling temperatures. Read more