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Spill Kits – What’s Best For Your Application

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?

Types Of Spill Kits

  • Oil & Fuel Spill Kits – For any fuel, oil, petroleum, diesel and other hydrocarbon liquid spills
  • General Purpose Spill Kits – For fuel and oil spills, and non-aggressive chemical spills like coolants, agricultural chemicals, etc.
  • Chemical Spill Kits – Specifically meant for restricting and cleaning up aggressive chemical spills and leaks, such as acidic or caustic liquids
  • Mercury Spill Kits – Kits designed particularly to handle all stages of mercury spills
  • Laboratory & Body Fluid Spill Kits – For effectively cleaning up organic waste liquid spills

Things To Consider While Choosing A Kit

1. The type of liquid(s) to be absorbed

  • Every kit comes equipped with absorbent powder, mats and socks for a specific type of liquid.
Liquid Type Spill Kit To Be Used
Fuels & Oils Hydrocarbon Spill Kits
Marine Spill Kits
Non-aggressive Chemicals General Purpose Spill Kits
Premium Hydrocarbon Spill Kits
Automotive Spill Kits
Service Station Spill Kits
Chemicals Hazchem Spill Kits
Premium Hazchem Spill Kits

2. The quantity to be absorbed

  • You will get an idea of the largest ‘likely’ spill from your largest liquid container or holding tank.

3. Portability and placement of the kit

  • Ideally, a spill kit should be in close proximity to the spill-prone areas in a workshop.
  • Some of the options available are:
    • Wheelie bin spill kits for easy maneuverability around a workshop
    • Transport kits if you require the spill kit to be confined in the cab of a crane or a truck
    • ‘Weatherproof’ carry bag kits if you need a larger spill kit that can be carried to the spill site.