Spill Kits contain a mix of spill containment devices, absorbents and protective wear.

SpillPro on 8 February 2017

Products in a General Purpose Spill Kit

general spill kit 30 litre bag kit rcSuitable for use on most common spills within the workplace, General Purpose Spill Kits contain a combination of containment devices, absorbents and protective wear. Including:

  • FloorSweep,
  • Booms and pads
  • Plug and dike
  • Waste disposal bags
  • PPE kits

The absorbents quickly permeate liquids, oil and chemicals, soaking them up. The waste bags allow for easy disposal of waste. While the PPE kit protective equipment protects cleaners.

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Products in a Hazchem Spill Kit

hazchem spill kit 240 litre wheelie bin rcAs the name suggests, Hazchem Spill Kits are for use on spills involving hazardous chemicals, such as mild acids, caustics, solvents, paints and pesticides. Hazchem Spill Kits include:

  • Booms
  • Pads
  • FloorSweep-Zeosorb
  • Goggles and gloves

The absorbents within a Hazchem Spill Kit safely and effectively soak up chemical spills. While the goggles and gloves protect cleaners from chemical related injuries.

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Products in a Fuel and Oil Spill Kit

oil and fuel 15 litre barrel bag kit rcA Fuel and Oil Spill Kit contains a range of products specifically designed for responding to fuel and oil spills in the workplace. Fuel and Oil Spill Kits typically contain:

  • FloorSweep
  • Booms and pads
  • Plug and dike
  • Waste disposal bags
  • PPE kits

When applied to an oil or fuel spill, the Spill Kit's absorbents imbue the spill and soak up the oil droplets. It achieves this by using a combination of bioactive and synthetic elements.

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7 key Spill Kit products explained

1. Booms

Spill containment booms are devices used to contain spills. Placed around the spill area, they prevent the spill from spreading any further.

2. Pads

Spill Kit pads are used to recover spills, especially on water. They are hydrophobic, which means that they absorb hydrocarbons while repelling water. This allows them to float on waterways. 

3. FloorSweep - Enviro Floorsweep

Used in General Purpose Spill Kits, and Oil and Fuel Spill Kits, FloorSweep - Enviro Floorsweep, encapsulates oil so it can be disposed of in landfill. It also features microbes which bio-remiate the contaminated soil. If spills occur on glass or windows and aesthetics are important we recommend using a professional window cleaner

4. FloorSweep - Zeosorb

Used in Hazchem Spill Kits, FloorSweep - Zeosorb, suppresses vapours emitted by spilt chemicals while also encapsulating spills, preventing them from leaching back out.

5. Plug and Dike

This is a clay type of material used to seal small holes in containers and fuel tanks. It is not a permanent seal, but it will last until you can decant the liquids from the holed container.

6. Waste Disposal Bags

After a Spill Kit has been used, the waste disposal bags are used to hold all the contaminated products from the kit. This is so the collected spill will not drip or spill further.

7. PPE Kit

The type of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kit included will depend on whether you have chosen a Hazchem, Fuel and Oil, or General Purpose Spill Kit.

PPE kits included in Oil and Fuel Spill Kits as well as General Purpose Spill Kits contain coveralls, PVC Gloves and safety glasses to protect the person in a clean-up situation. While the PPE Kit in Hazchem Spill Kits contain splash-proof goggles and acid-rated gloves.

"Your Spill Kit is your first defence against spills in the workplace."

Unsure which Spill Kit you need? Call SpillPro.

Want to know more about Spill Kits? Or do you require more information on which Spill Kit is right for your business and workplace? Call the expert team at SpillPro.

We can perform an audit of your site to ascertain the type and size of Spill Kit you require. We'll provide all the advice and tools your business needs to be prepared for spills.

Learn more on our Spill Kits page or call 1800 368 450