Workshop 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.

For a more detailed explanation of Spill Kits read our editorial here.

What are Workshop Spill Kits?

Compact, light and reliable. Place these strategically around your worksite for use when responding to those small but annoying spills.

They're packed into a tough, waterproof pail that will handle the everyday rough and tumble of the workshop, or slung into the back of the vehicle on the way out to the job. 

Workshop Spill Kits are available in three types; oil only, universal and aggressive. To find out which type you need, download our polypropylene compatibility guide here.

Oil Only | 13-1013

A great response unit when responding to oil and fuel spills, particularly when you’re working outside or in a marine environment.  Designed to repel water, the absorbents inside will selectively absorb hydrocarbons quickly and efficiently.

  • For oils, fuel and solvents - not water
  • Absorbs up to 20L per kit

Universal | 13-1014

Ready for action, the general purpose nature of this kit makes it widely popular in a number of situations. Absorbing a wide range of hydrocarbon and water-based liquids, this kit is a must have in every workshop, panel shop or oil store.

  • For all mild liquids including water based
  • Absorbs up to 20L per kit

Aggressive | 13-1015

When you're storing, or using, harsh chemicals, having one of these kits handy could prevent a small chemical spill from quickly becoming a nightmare.  Packed with absorbents specifically designed for responding to spills of strong acids, alkalis and bases.

  • For all liquids including harsh acids
  • Absorbs up to 20L per kit

Are there other 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.

To view our full range of Spill Kits, click here. To read more on the different types of Spill Kits click 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 Workshop Spill Kits here.

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

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