Compliant General Purpose Spill Kits

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    Compliant General Purpose Spill Kit 240 Litres

    Compliant General Purpose Spill Kit 240 Litres
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    Compliant General Purpose Spill Kit 240 Litres

    In November 2018 the Australian Spill Control Industry Association (AusSpill) published product quality guidelines for Spill Response Kits.

    Each Spill Kit in this range is independently tested to BS5979 to ensure it meets the absorbent capacity requirements and adheres to the appearance obligations as stated in the quality guidelines.

    This kit is suitable to use with oils, fuels, coolant and other general workshop liquids.

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    120 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit - AusSpill Quality Compliant

    120 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit – AusSpill Quality Compliant
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    120 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit – AusSpill Quality Compliant

    This 120L General Purpose Spill Kit complies with AusSpill Quality Guidelines for spill kits. It is 3rd party tested to standard test method BS7959 to ensure it will perform as stated.

    It is ideal for use in workshops, service stations and small loading docks.

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    Compliant 40L General Purpose Spill Kit

    Compliant 40L General Purpose Spill Kit
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    Compliant 40L General Purpose Spill Kit

    AusSpill product quality compliant 40L General Purpose Spill Kit are designed to clean up spills of a variety of liquids including paints, oils, fuels, coolant, cutting fluids and agricultural chemicals.

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    Ideal for areas where drums of up to 20L are used and stored.

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    Compliant 20L General Purpose Spill Kit

    Compliant 20L General Purpose Spill Kit
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    Compliant 20L General Purpose Spill Kit

    The compact size of this spill kit makes it ideal for use in utes, cars and other small vehicles including forklifts.

    It contains pads, loose absorbent, containment boom to prevent the spread of the spill and quickly convert the liquid hazard into an easily managed solid.

Over the last 20 years, spill kits have evolved to become a critical piece of safety and emergency response equipment. They are referred to in Australian Standards relevant to many different industries, and various codes of practice in force throughout Australia. Their importance is recognised by both environment and safety regulators in all jurisdictions.

A group of Australian spill control manufacturers and importers created the AusSpill Association in 2012. AusSpill was formed to provide a voice for the spill control industry, in an effort to encourage better regulation of spill response and control products. Once of the ways that AusSpill intends to do this is through the eventual development of an Australian Standard.

AusSpill has received letters of support encouraging the development of an Australian Standard for spill kits from various bodies, including the Safety Institute of Australia, National Council for Fire and Emergency Services, NSW EPA and SA EPA.

As a first step towards the creation of an Australian Standard, in November 2018 AusSpill members formulated an approved a set of guidelines that describe the appearance of mobile spill kit bins and also recognise a standard test method to accurately measure the sorbent capacity of those kits. Those guidelines have been adopted by AusSpill’s members.

The AusSpill spill kit guidelines have been developed in response to discussions with regulators, industry associations and other stakeholders. A constant thread in these discussions is that the inconsistent range of colours and performance of spill response kits presents a risk for responders, community and the environment where incorrect use of the products can create a safety and environmental hazard. These industry wide spill kit issues have been raised in letters in support for an Australian Standard for spill kits received from various stakeholders.

Lime green has been identified by AusSpill members as the ideal spill bin colour for two primary reasons. It is highly visible and is “readily identifiable” as described in AS1940:2017¹. The second reason for lime green spill bins is that this colour does not conflict with AS4123.7, which designates colours used to identify mobile waste bins. Waste bin colours designated in this standard include red, blue and yellow, which have also historically been used for spill kits.

To assist spill kit consumers in having a clear understanding of spill kit performance, AusSpill members have adopted BS7959-3:2007 as the standard test method for all sorbent products included in the spill kits. By providing full clarity on spill kit absorbency performance, consumers will be better able to meet their obligations by ensuring they have sufficient equipment to deal with any foreseeable spills².

The AusSpill guidelines are not an Australian Standard or a requirement of legal compliance. Manufacturers are not required to adhere to these guidelines, but AusSpill members believe that transitioning to the lime green spill kit bins and a uniform standard test method will provide a genuine net benefit for all spill kit users and the wider community.

For more information visit http://ausspill.com.au/resources/standard-for-spill-response-kits-faqs and http://ausspill.com.au/standard-for-spill-response-kits

 

  1. AS1940:2017 Storage and hanfling of flammable and combustible liquids: Section 2.3.4, AS1940:2017 Section 9.4.2 Published by Standards Australia
  2. CODE OF PRACTICE: Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace, pg 36. Published by Safe Work Australia