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If your workplace carries any type of liquids or chemicals, oil, fuel, you sure hear about spill kit. But what is a spill kit? and why do you need it in your workplace?

This blog is going to answer any questions regarding spill kits and spill responses.

We seek what an actual spill kit is and highlight some key materials and parts that may be required.

We will explain what types of workplaces require chemical spill kits — and when you may need to use one.

Spill Kit
Spill Kit
what is spill kit
what is spill kit

What is Spill Kit?

There are several names for this, for example Spill kit, chemical spill kit or chemical spill cleanup kit.

Spill kits are an essential tool to assist with the cleanup of the spill, decontamination, and disposal of waste in the event of a hazardous chemical spill.

Spill kits are an assembly of various materials and tools which will aid the clean up of a chemical leak or spill.

There is a wide range of spill kits on the market, to suit all types of hazardous chemicals in various quantities.

  • General purpose spill kits – these kits can be used for a wide range of purposes including the cleanup of any liquid (ie. blood, flood waters, sewage) or chemical product (whether it’s classed as hazardous or not). However, as they are a universal kit, they may require customisation depending on the type of chemicals that your workplace is carrying.
  • Chemical spill kits – the chemical spill kit or HAZCHEM spill kit is designed to contain, neutralise and clean away spills from most types of hazardous chemicals. These kits will allow staff to provide a rapid response to any hazardous chemical spill or leak in the workplace, including solvents, paints, acids or pesticides.
  • Oil and fuel kits – when organisations are cleaning up oil and fuel spills, it’s important to minimise the risk that these flammable liquids pose. Therefore, the oil and fuel kits (otherwise known as hydrocarbon kits) are specifically designed to combat a flammable liquids spill.