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.