Acumen provide a fully-integrated 24/7 emergency and urgent response service to clients throughout the UK.

As an accredited member of the UK Spill Association you can rest in the knowledge that our expertise is backed by an organisation which is recognised by all UK regulators and ensures that standards are maintained at their highest level. Having achieved renewed accreditation for more than a decade, Acumen has a long-term commitment to providing services in these challenging situations.

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

Our out of hours telephone service 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. This service ensures that all customers can rest in the knowledge that we are fully prepared, 24/7, 365 days of the year


At the clients request 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. 

Specialist Services:

  • Chemical and oil spillages
  • Fly-tip clearance
  • Fire response and clean up
  • Flood impact response and clean up
  • Site clearance, abandoned and orphan waste impacted
  • Road traffic incident – liquid and chemical freight
  • Chemicals identification and re-packaging