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Compliant General Purpose Spill Kits (7)

Compliant Hazchem Spill Kits (7)

Compliant Oil Fuel Spill Kits (7)

Spill Kit Service and Refill (1)

Spill Kit Options (11)

Australian spill control industry association, AusSpill, publishes voluntary product quality guidelines for industry participants. These guidelines set out appearance, labeling, packaging and performance parameters for spill kits. Spill kits in this range, manufactured and sold by, Spill Station Australia, comply with these guidelines.

All absorbents in this range have had independent 3rd party laboratory testing to BS7959-1 in order to guarantee sorbent performance.

All spill kits in this range are fully compliant with the  AusSpill quality guidelines Spill Kits . This is not an Australian Standard.

After a long period of research and working closely with mobile bin manufacturers, it was determined that lime greens bins are not currently being used for any purpose in Australia. This presented an opportunity to the spill control industry to have a unique colour so that users can quickly differentiate a spill kit from a refuse bin. The requirement for a lime green bin body is covered in Section 5 of AusSpill quality guidelines for Spill Kits.

Section 5 goes on the state the requirement for identifying the different types of spill kits through the use of colour coded lids. White lid for Oil Only, grey for General Purpose and yellow for Hazchem.

Section 6 of AusSpill quality guidelines for spill kits set out the terminology to be used to describe the application of a spill kit. It is broken down into 3 categories; General Purpose, Hazchem and Oil & Fuel Only.

Minimum font size of identifying labels is covered in section 7 of the AusSpill Quality Guidelines. It states that the primary spill kit descriptors must be in clear 50mm high capitals against a contrasting background.

One of the most important aspects of the AusSpill Quality Guidelines is the requirement that all sorbent components of a spill kit are submitted to an independent AusSpill approved laboratory to test sorbents to BS7959-1, “Materials used for the control of liquid spillages, Determination of Sorbency”.

Because of the lack of regulation in the area of spill response and control, many operators have not conducted independent laboratory test to determine the sorbent capacity of their spill response kits. This makes it difficult for consumers to be able to compare different brands of spill kits. This lack of transparency also put spill kit users in the position of not being able to address a chemical spill effectively. Failure to clean up chemical spill can lead to significant fines from both environment and safety regulators.

This testing regime that now applies to all spill kits bearing the AusSpill quality mark of compliance gives users the confidence that the spill kit will perform as required.

It is hoped these quality guidelines are a precursor to the development of an Australian Standard to further regulate spill response and control equipment. AusSpill already has written stakeholder support from environment and safety regulators around Australia and New Zealand, AFAC and relevant industry associations.


The best type of spill kit is one that offers you the right materials for quick, leak free clean up. The spill kit should not require a secondary clean-up process and should be easily moved to the scene of the spill. From here, all you need to do is match the spill kit you have to the possible spills in your workplace and you can start managing your workplace safety in a proactive manner. 

To properly know what type of spill kit you need, you should undertake a risk assessment of your workplace in order to be aware of what the likely spills are and the volume of the spill kit needed to manage it.

Depending on the type of spill kit you purchase, some common things you can find inside includes:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Absorbents
  • Bags to dispose of the waste
  • Appropriate signage
  • Laminated instruction card

All Australian states have very clear laws and standards related to safety and environmental obligations in place to protect the environment. This means that you are required to have all the right equipment to respond to spills effectively, without compromising worker safety. If you’re found to be in violation of this, you can be fined or penalised further. 

Your spill kit ought to be kept where spills are most likely to occur, in an easily accessible location. Your kit can be kept inside or outside; if you choose to keep it outside, you must ensure that it is waterproof and protected from UV rays.

Your spill kit should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that all necessary items are present, in good working order, and not past their expiration dates. At Spill Station, we can come to your workplace and restock your spill kits as needed if you want to make sure they are as safe, effective, and up-to-date as possible. This service's details can be found on our scheduled equipment maintenance page.

Yes. Your employees must be instructed on how to use a spill kit in order to effectively respond to a spill. We at Spill Station offer a Spill Kit Training Course that is accredited and teaches your employees the theoretical and practical skills they need to recognize and manage small on-site emergencies. 

The lime green colour was chosen for the bin base as its unique, highly visible, easily recognisable and is a similar colour to other emergency signage. In addition, there is Australian signage for bin waste, and different colours have been designated to different needs. For example, blue is designated for recycling, and yellow has been assigned to clinical waste, and green for spills. 

When you order from expert spill kit suppliers like us, this is all handled for you.