Spill Kits – An Overview

Spill Kits

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What is a Spill Kit?

Spill kits deliver the ability to contain specific hazardous substance spills.  An effective spill kit will do that and provide confidence that, in the event of an emergency, its contents are appropriate for that spill, quick and easy to deploy, and stocked with action-ready contents that won’t break down, or go “off” over time.

What do Spill Kits contain?

This depends on the type of kit.
Inside an effective spill kit you’ll typically find:

  • Sorbent Pads: for absorbing liquids on flat surfaces
  • Sorbent Socks: for surrounding the spill and preventing it from spreading further
  • Sorbent Pillows: for plugging openings or placing under or around machinery
  • Loose Absorbent: for absorbing liquids on rough surfaces (Brush and pan included!)
  • PPE: to protect the user during the response process
  • Hazardous waste bags: to hold contaminated absorbents and used PPE
  • Clear and concise, step-by-step instructions for use

NOTE: Larger spill kits may also include drain protectors, leak putty, brooms, shovels, specific types of respirators, hard hats, and even safety footwear.

What are the different types of Spill Kits?

Different types and sizes of spill kits to suit different businesses, applications and risk levels. Which the best option is depends on what liquids are stored, the quantities, and the level of risk. (Keep in mind: Who could be impacted, the business’s location, and the nearby environment.)

Below, we look at the different Hazero spill kits available. Within each range, there are different sizes and different types, depending on the liquids involved. (There’s more on the different types in a separate article here.)

Hazero Starter Spill Kits

Hazero Starter Spill Kits are an affordable option that ticks the Health & Safety boxes. These kits provide the basics needed to safely and compliantly clean up and dispose of spills.

Kits are available for oil spills and general purpose spills. General purpose has the advantage of being more flexible and is an ideal option for small automotive businesses or farm workshops.

In 20L, 50L, 100L and 200L, Hazero Starter Spill Kits are suitable for companies of all sizes, where there is relatively low risk. Refills are available and anything used should be promptly replaced. Because no-one knows what’s around the corner!

Hazero Everyday Spill Kits

Hazero Everyday Spill Kits are the great Kiwi situation-saving allrounders. Reliable and effective, these kits are the go-to for our proud “nation of selectors”.

These spill kits are used around the country everywhere there are liquids that can leak or spill - causing falls, contamination, and worse.

Everyday Spill Kits have everything workplaces and public spaces need to respond quickly and appropriately to protect people and the environment. The kits are packed with quality, fit-for-purpose products specially selected to help safely and effectively absorb and control spills, ready for disposal. Right down to gloves and a handy spill response guide.

Recommended for small businesses, restaurants and manufacturing companies; schools, supermarkets, and marinas.

Kits are available in oil only, general purpose, and chemical, to suit most needs and situations. And in 20L, 50L, 100L and 200L for all business sizes.

Hazero Premium Spill Kits

Hazero Premium Spill Kits provide the ultimate peace of mind. These kits are designed to support the safety and compliance requirements of medium to large companies and organisations, and businesses dealing with very challenging and dangerous substances.

The kits bring together state-of-the-art absorbents with other specialist components chosen for their efficiency and effectiveness in resolving spills that have the potential to create a significant threat to people and/or our environment.

And they go a step further.

To reflect the extra duty of care demanded, these kits include; a Face Mask with P2 Valve, Spill Response Booklet with incident forms, Hazard Tape, Drum Plug, and a Drain Protector. This is the equipment responders need to be able not only to clean up and protect themselves, but to deal with wider aspects of fast-developing incidents, and then reporting, all with complete confidence. You can’t ask for much more than that.

In 20L, 50L, 100L and 200L, for oil only spills, general purpose spills, and chemical spills. Refills available.

Specialty Spill Kits

Beyond the traditional kits, the following spill kits are also available from the Hazero range:

Which is the right Spill Kit for me?

Making the correct choice of kit for your situation is an important decision, and it could save lives.

Our dedicated resource sheet takes you through this selection process in detail here.

Creating safer working environments

At Hazero our mission is zero hazards. Our extensive range of quality products will help you store, contain and control dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

View our full range of Hazero Spill Kits here.

Need help creating a safer working environment?

Contact our team today on 0800 688 844 or email us at help@hazero.co.nz. Our team are also available for on-site assessments anywhere in New Zealand, click here to request a site visit.

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