A spill kit is like a first aid kit for major liquid spills. All commercial and industrial operations storing hazardous and non-hazardous liquids need to be prepared for a large scale spill.
Obviously, the more hazardous the liquid, the more critical a spill kit becomes. But a toppled drum of any liquid is still a crisis of sorts. A properly assembled spill kit can help to quickly contain and remove the spill without harm to both people and premises.
The four main spill kit types are to clean up spills containing:
While these cover most of the likely spills in commercial and industrial situations, there are also specialized kits to clean up such things as mercury and bodily fluids.
A comprehensive spill kit capable of managing most spill scenarios should contain:
The cheapest spill kits might only be about $60, but the average cost of an effective kit is more like $350. For peace of mind knowing you have the resources in the event of a dangerous spill, $350 isn’t a lot to pay. Of course, spill kits vary according to the nature of the spill and more complex kits will cost around $1000.
A spill kit can only be used once, so simply ensure all the components of the kit are intact and adequately stored in a wheelie bin or similarly safe place ready for use.
Anyone using a spill kit must be fully trained in all aspects of its safe use as well as have a thorough understanding of Australian workplace health and safety.
Most popular Spill Kit suppliers and brands on IndustrySearch are R.J. Cox Engineering, Sayka, Spill Station Australia, Absorb Environmental Solutions, Wholesale Safety Storage Australia, Combined Safety Solutions, Spilltek International.