When it comes to choosing the right spill kit for your company, it’s important to consider all of the potential factors that may come into play.
These factors include the kind of liquid substances stored in and around the facility and the size of the company, as well as how much potential spillage is expected. But, that’s not all. There are other factors involved as well. This includes the content and make of the spill kit, ease of spill kit refills, and how portable you want the spill kit to be.
Below, you’ll find plenty of information about spill kits and how to choose the right spill kit for your company.
1. What kind of fluids does your company have on-site that could leak?
Not all leaks are made equal. That’s why you need to ask yourself what kind of liquids could leak within the facility so you can choose the right spill kit that can allow the spill to be cleaned up effectively and safely.
You can’t just simply have a universal spill kit all over spill-prone areas. They’re not nearly enough to safely and effectively handle oil-based liquids and potentially hazardous chemicals.
By identifying the kind of fluids that could potentially leak, you’ll be better prepared to handle a spill by having the right spill kit for the job.
2. Company type and size
There is always such a thing as too much when it comes to potential leaks and spills.
If your spill kit is too small for your company, then it will take a long time to clean up the spill, exposing your employees to potential health hazards and your company to financial obligations. Meanwhile, if it’s too large, then the spill kit might be hard to lug around and may not fit in tight spaces. Or, maybe, spill kit refills will be difficult since you’ll have to wait for the supply to run out first.
Outside of identifying the kind of spills and leaks that you need to clean up, you also need to consider the size of your company and just how much spillage you might have to clean up.
As a good rule of thumb, always have a spill kit ready that can handle a leak that’s as large as your largest on-site container.
3. Spill risk and frequency
A spill kit may come in larger or smaller sizes. You can’t always have large spill kits on-site, nor can you have all small ones. It’s important to have a variety of spill kits available to address different types of emergencies.
By determining the frequency of spills and what kind of risks are associated with such a spill, you can identify what kind of spill kits you’ll need to have positioned close by.
Potential spill areas, fuel storage zones, and chemical containers should always have the appropriate spill kits nearby. Spill kits should also be refilled immediately after use to prevent an absence of spill solutions in the immediate vicinity.
Be Safe and Buy a Spill Kit Today
Enretech’s wide range of Australian made spill kits ensures that your company can find the right kind of spill kit that it needs for a particular emergency or purpose.
Visit our website to learn more about what kind of spill kit you can source from us and why.