Preparing Your Workshop To Deal With Spills

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deal with spills

We tend to think of spills as major events with broad media coverage. But the fact is, worksites with their everyday equipment, products and activities are at risk of spills too. 

Whether you’re a large, multi-employee warehouse, or a one-man workshop, if your business involves the storing, transporting or handling of liquids, you need to be ready to deal with spills. 

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spill kits accessories

Spill kits are essential for any workplace that uses or stores fuels, oils, non-aggressive liquids or chemicals. Having the correct spill kits on-site can ensure your environmental compliance and duty of care to your people.

Ecospill is a leading supplier of spill kits and environmental safety products. We supply a range of spill kit accessories that can enhance your spill kits and boost your spill response capacity. In this article, we discuss 5 spill kit accessories your business can’t do without. 

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chemical safety cabinet

Understanding the chemicals your workplace deals with requires knowing their storage risks. Equipped with this information, you can be proactive in ensuring the safe storage of hazardous substances.

Ecospill provides a large range of environmental safety equipment to national industry. If you need chemical safety cabinets for your workplace, read on to find out how to choose the right ones.

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Hydrocarbon spill kit

Serving as both a fuel and lubricant, the use of hydrocarbons on worksites is common practice. Apart from being highly flammable, a hydrocarbon spill can contaminate the environment, damaging plant and animal life. It can also work its way into nearby water sources through the soil if not cleaned up effectively. 

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Emergency Spill Kit Planning Tips

Businesses have an obligation to clean up spills as per the regulations set out by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and Safe Work Australia.

Spill response is something that requires fast action. Spills don’t hang around waiting for you to nip to the shops to get something to clean them up with. So, being prepared with the correct spill kits on site is key. 

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It is essential that sediment runoff into our waterways is controlled to maintain aquatic ecosystems and fulfil your workplace environmental obligations. The turbidity caused by sediment runoff changes a waterway’s dynamics. And this has a negative effect on aquatic plants, fish and wildlife.

At Ecospill, we offer a range of premium silt socks to assist with erosion and sediment control. So, what exactly is a silt sock is and how it is used to help worksites adhere to their environmental duties? Read on to find out!

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5 Things to Consider When Buying Corrosive Storage Cabinets - Ecospill

As a business, you need to provide a safe place to store corrosive substances at your workplace. But with so many options available, it makes the purchasing process quite overwhelming.

At Ecospill, we’re experts when it comes to corrosive storage cabinets. We supply Australian worksites from the East Coast to the West Coast! And we’re here to simplify the purchasing process for you. 

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If your workplace deals with hazardous chemicals, you need to have a comprehensive plan in place to manage chemical spill emergencies.

The most important part of your workplace spill response is in the planning phases. Your workplace response procedures need to be both organised and rehearsed.

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