Spill Kits – An Overview

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What is a Spill Kit?

We always say there are two types: a spill kit and a good spill kit!

A spill kit is designed to give the user the ability to contain and clean-up a hazardous substance spill.  A good spill kit will do that but will also give the user the confidence that the contents are applicable for the substances in question (i.e. won’t react) and will work rapidly when put into action. The contents of a ‘good spill kit’ will always be action-ready because they won’t break down or go off when stored over time.

What do Spill Kits contain?

Again, depending on the quality of the kit, the contents will vary.

Inside a ‘good spill kit’ you will typically find the following:

  • 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 (including a brush and pan!)
  • A select range of PPE: to protect the user during the response process
  • Hazardous waste bags: to hold contaminated absorbents and PPE
  • Clear and concise, step-by-step instructions for use

Bigger spill kits may also include drain protectors, leak putty, brooms, shovels, specific types of respirators, hard hats or safety footwear.

Are there different types of Spill Kits?

Yes, there are both different types and different sizes of spill kits. This is due to the variety of different liquids, the amount stored in each situation, and the level of risk for that particular area or location.

In the following breakdown we go over the different sizes of Controlco spill kits that are available. Within each of these, there are different types depending on the liquids involved. You can find out about these different types in a separate article here.

Starter Spill Kits

We all must begin our spill safety journey somewhere. And Controlco Starter Spill Kits are an affordable option if you need to tick that box.

This is the easy way to have the basics you’re going to need to safely and compliantly clean up and dispose of the mess. Kits are available for oil only spills or general purpose. General purpose is more flexible and is an ideal option for small automotive businesses or farm workshops farms.

In 20L, 50L, 100L and 200L, they suit companies of all sizes. When something gets used, remember to replace it. You never know when you might need it next!

Controlco Everyday Spill Kits

Controlco Everyday Spill Kits are the great Kiwi situation-saving allrounders. Reliable and effective, they are the go-to for this “nation of selectors” we’re all proud to be part of.

They’re used around the country everywhere liquids are found that can leak or spill, causing falls, contamination, and other dangers. From small businesses, restaurants and manufacturing companies to schools, supermarkets, and marinas.

Everyday Spill Kits have everything workplaces and public spaces need to respond quickly and appropriately to protect people and the environment. Because no matter how careful we all are, you never know what’s just around the corner. 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 procedure guide.

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

Controlco Premium Spill Kits

Controlco Premium Spill Kits provide the ultimate in 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. Exactly the kinds of things responders need to be able not only to clean up and protect themselves, but to deal with wider aspects of fast-developing incidents, and their reporting. And to be able to do it with complete confidence. You can’t ask for much more than that.

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

Specialty Spill Kits

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

 Which Spill Kit do I need?

Making the correct choice of kit specific to your situation, is a very important decision. The difference between getting this right or wrong, can be the difference between whether a spill response is effective, and whether responders are kept safe during the process.

Please see our dedicated resource sheet that takes you through this in more 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 and clean-up dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

View our full range of Controlco Spill Kits here.

Need help creating a safer working environment? Contact our team today on 0800 688 844 or email us at info@hazero.co.nz. Our team are also available for on-site assessments across New Zealand, click here to request a site visit.

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