Suitable for all fuel and oil spills, Ecospill Hydrocarbon Spill Kits contain: Land Socks for perimeter containment; Absorbent Mats; and EcoSweep – a fibrous absorbent that is Bio-Active and will remediate to Land Fill. Including suitable Personal Protective Equipment, each Ecospill Kit is clearly labeled and contains spill clean up instructions.
The main Absorbent Powder is EcoSweep Premium Bioactive Absorbent. EcoSweep is manufactured from a special selection of Australian grown organic cellulose products. These natural fibrous materials are blended and processed to produce a range of absorbents that quickly absorb many liquids, including petroleum, oils, fuels, solvents, cooking oils, sewage, protein fluids and other messy liquids that could pollute or contaminate the work area. EcoSweep is unique in that its fine granules are hollow – which means that they rapidly encapsulate the liquids so they cannot leach back into the environment. Known as the ‘wicking effect’ – once liquids are absorbed, they are consumed into the capsules and cannot separate or drip.
EcoSweep is inoculated with bioactive microbes for the bioremediation of hydrocarbons – that literally ‘eat and digest’ oils so that the spent product is converted into a soil conditioner within a period of time. Therefore many regions allow EcoSweep to be disposed of to landfill – but this should always be checked according to each region’s local regulations.
With the purchase of your Spill Kits, Ecospill will conduct a basic Spill Kit induction, showing you how to use the products in your kit. If you are outside of SE QLD and Perth areas, a printed Induction Guide (covering the same information) is provided with your kit purchase.
Spill Kit Servicing
To ensure your 120L Hydrocarbon (Fuel & Oil) Spill Kits are maintained to their maximum spill response capacity, Ecospill offers an onsite Spill Kit Servicing program. For SE QLD and PERTH Metro customers, our Kit Service Technicians will call onsite to service, check and restock each Spill Kit. Ecospill does this on either a quarterly or monthly basis, according to your needs. Each service call is recorded on the Maintenance Inspection Tag on the Kit.
For regional customers outside those areas, we offer a scheduled email/fax service, to ensure your spill kits are maintained and serviced on time.
AusSpill Association Colour Coding
In 2013 the AusSpill Association was formed in order to bring uniformity to Australian Spill Industry and to develop a national uniformity for Spill Kits and associated products. Similar to the uniform colouring of fire extinguishers, Spill Kits now feature distinct colour coding in order to uniformly identify their purpose and the types of spills each kit will absorb.
- Fuel and Oil Spill Kits: Lime Green Bin with a White Lid. Transport kits will feature a Lime Green Bag with a White Top & White Straps
- General Purpose Spill Kits: Lime Green Bin with a Gray Lid. Transport kits will feature a Lime Green Bag with a Gray Top & Gray Straps
- Chemical Hazchem Spill Kits: Lime Green Bin with a Yellow Lid. Transport kits will feature a Lime Green Bag with a Yellow Top & Yellow Straps
As well as the new colour uniformity, other features such as minimum font sizes and uniform description wording all help to ensure that the Spill Kit and its liquid purpose is visible from 10 metres away. Ecospill is pleased to offer all our spill kit range in accordance with the new colours. If you have existing spill kits that are not to the new colours, we offer a bin update program at a very cost-effective rate. Please call us on 1300 736 116 to update your bin.