What Is It?

The plant nappy has been designed to improve the commonly used spill prevention products. Rather than just merely containing spills, contaminates are absorbed into the base layer or liner of the Plant Nappy, which truly contains spills inside its layers rather than storing it in an additional container which could be prone to spilling or breaking. The top layer of the internal base and liners redirect water to the sidewalls which filter out the contaminates while allowing clean water to pass through. No longer would rainfall lead to your spill prevention measures being rendered ineffective and leading to the pollution of our environment.

How Is It Designed?

The Plant Nappy is composed of four main components. The base layer is a non-permeable layer to act as a barrier between the ground and any contaminated liquids. The side wall allows water to filter through, while retaining the contaminates. Water that escapes has been proven to contain less than 3.4ppm of contaminates. The side wall will retain its shape, which allows vehicles and equipment to drive over the walls without fear of damage or compromise of the Plant Nappy’s integrity. The internal base rapidly absorbs oils and fuels, while repelling water from its surface. This means that the contaminates stay contained where you want them while water will repel towards the side wall. Additional liners offer the same features as the internal base but allows the same nappy to be reused. This means that each Plant Nappy can have its lifetime extended by changing these liners when capacity has been met.

The Benefits of Plant Nappy

The Plant Nappy is your flexible solution to costly environmental cleanup. While conventional drip trays serve their purpose, they have several functional flaws. Once there is a spill contained inside a drip tray it must be moved, and the spill must be safely disposed of. This occasionally leads to there being a spill regardless of the care taken, as the trays can be dropped, cracked, or even spilt again while transferring to another container.

With the Plant Nappy, fuels and oils are rapidly absorbed into the lining which makes moving it a breeze without fear of dropping or spilling any contaminates. The side walls of the Plant Nappy are tough but retain their flexibility. This removes worries of broken trays and allows the user to drive their vehicle or equipment right on top of it thanks to the shape retention. To clean up, simply dispose of the Plant Nappy with your other contaminated goods, or to increase the life of your Plant Nappy, use the removable liners and change them when necessary.

When using a drip tray outdoors there is the fear of the elements. The sun can weaken plastic, the wind can blow over trays, and rain can cause overflows. The Plant Nappy is UV resistant, offering excellent resistance to color fade and UV breakdown. If the wind and rain is a concern in your working environment, then you can use pegs and secure the Plant Nappy using its four securing tabs. Any issue with rain is avoided thanks to the lining which repels water, and the sidewalls which allow rainwater to pass through while keeping the contaminates inside.

The Sizes

The Plant Nappy comes in three sizes, with custom sizes available.

  • External Dimensions - 500mm x 685mm (19.7" x 27")
  • Internal Dimensions - 460mm x 645mm (18.1" x 25.4")
  • Absorbs 2 litres of hydrocarbons
  • External Dimensions - 1000mm x 685mm (39.4"x 27")
  • Internal Dimensions - 960mm x 645mm (37.8" x 25.4")
  • Absorbs 4.5 litres of hydrocarbons
  • External Dimensions - 2000mm x 1370mm (78.7" x 53.9")
  • Internal Dimensions - 1960mm x 1330mm (77.2" x 52.4")
  • Absorbs 16 litres of hydrocarbons


Plant Nappies are an excellent product to use in any job, but especially any job located within a sensitive area that cannot be impacted by contaminants. These products are durable, reliable, and simple; and we have had no problems implementing them within our job. National Safety Solutions provides a great product and has excellent customer service. In our opinion, they are a must!

We used to use hand-built containments, but they would deteriorate over time, collect water that needed to be pumped out, and bulky to move with our equipment. The plant nappies provide a lightweight alternative that is easy to maintain and is so versatile. They were seamlessly implemented on the Jobsite; the team is very appreciative of the changeover. With rivets built-in, we can fasten them to pieces of equipment. They filter out the water, so during severe weather events, they do not need to be pumped. They're low maintenance, easily cleaned as needed, retain contaminants reliably. We will continue to use National Safety Solutions for our Plant Nappy needs!

Sabrina Rancourt, Environmental Manager - Cianbro Corporation

The Plant Nappy is holding up very well and liners are requiring minimal changes. They are constantly getting driven over by equipment and they are still holding their form and wall shape/height. We are working on a highly environmentally sensitive worksite and they truly keep the contaminants in and allow for the “Rain-Cover” rain to pass through. We have not had any issues with them whatsoever. Saves so much time, effort, and money not having to cover regular spill trays, dealing with hydro-vac to remove wastewater from normal secondary containment, and writing reports for spills, etc.