The absorbent components of general purpose spill kits are made from polypropylene. This material has excellent absorption rates and provide great value for money. They are designed for general workshop and factory applications.
Spill kits are comprised of various pieces of spill control items to contain, absorb and safely hold contaminated materials, ready for disposal.
Each general purpose spill kit contains absorbent booms, absorbent pads, loose absorbent floor sweep and contaminated waste bags. This spill kit also contains basic instructions and PPE all packed in a readily identified and clearly labelled orange mobile bin.
Spill kit can be easily moved to the site of the spill and the spill response components quickly deployed to minimise damage to people, property and the environment.
As well as minimising harm to the environment, this spill control kit ensures that you are meeting your work health and safety legal obligations. Section 357 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations states:
Subdivision 2 Spills and damage
357 Containing and managing spills
(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that where there is a risk from a spill or leak of a hazardous chemical in a solid or liquid form, provision is made in each part of the workplace where the hazardous chemical is used, handled, generated or stored for a spill containment system that contains within the workplace any part of the hazardous chemical that spills or leaks, and any resulting effluent.
(a) in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
Basically this means that you must be able to prevent spills from leaving your site and this spill kit is ideal.