Every industrial workshop in Australia that stores and makes use of fuels, oils, non-aggressive liquids and chemicals is required to have a spill kit to prevent pollution caused by a leak or spill of any kind. What one suits your workplace?
The ubiquitous nature, and consistent use, of a fuelling station is one of the reasons that these areas tend to contribute a high percentage of the total spillage of hydrocarbons in Australia. It only takes a second of carelessness for fuel to spill while filling a petrol, propane, or diesel tank. This makes the placement of your spill kit vital, along with the proper training for users and technicians.
Spill kits are a vital aspect of any industrial workplace, but the deployment of your spill kit has to be done right for it to operate as designed. There is often a level of panic when a spill has occurred, and internalising the method of deployment of your spill kit can ensure that it is done properly.
At EcoSpill, we want to ensure that we train our clients on how best to employ their spill kit. As such, we provide expert spill kit training to meet your environmental obligations. Ecospill is leading the way in industrial spill kit training, offering courses from introductory level through to Certificate IV proficiency.
Our courses will help you become well-acquainted with your spill kit. The regulatory landscape here in Australia punishes polluters with severe fines, and spill kit training can be important to safeguard your firms’ bottom line.
Our courses are laid out in a comprehensive fashion, beginning from the fundamentals and moving onwards from there. The courses, the first of their kind in Australia, are laid out as such:
- Spill Response: Fundamentals
- Spill Response: In-depth
- Introduction to Dangerous Goods and Ammonia Anhydrous
- Manage Spill Control in the Workplace short course
- Certificate IV in Management of Safety and Environmental Practices
Our courses teach theory, relevant literature, and practical elements of cleaning up a variety of spills, from hydrocarbons, to fuels, greases, and beyond. We take pains to teach useful skills that can be passed down to your personnel, ensuring that you can operate safely within the regulatory landscape of your state.
For more information on how Ecospill can teach you the methods you need to know to be spill-safe, contact us today.
In spill management, containment is absolutely vital. A spill within a manageable area is one thing to clear up; it can be done quickly, targeted specifically by your Ecospill spill kit. It is when the substance reaches open areas, exiting in to watersheds or soaking in to topsoil, that cleanup suddenly becomes more onerous and complex.
Absorbent pads and spill kits are elements of an industrial workplace that don’t typically warrant much attention, until they are needed. They can slip easily from the collective consciousness, and become an aspect of the background. This can mean that many workplaces can lose track of the finishing date of their spill kits’ maximum potency as a cleanup tool.
Human knowledge of the impacts of chemical use is constantly evolving. The impacts of some chemicals are often not broadly known until years later, and constant appraisal and monitoring must be a part of our use of chemicals in order to ensure safety. Hence, the importance of proper usage of your chemical spill kit.
Few oil spills possess the same degree of fame as the Kirki. When this Greek-registered oil tanker met with difficulties off the coast of Western Australia back in 1991, the footage was unforgettable. The ship, sheered nearly in half and missing its bow, had set the surface of the sea alight, as arcing electrical cables ignited the light crude oil from the ship’s tanks.
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