Refilling your spill kit doesn’t need to be difficult. Whether you’re in charge of safety and spill response for a winery, a petrol station, or a multi-national company with locations across Australia, spill response is a fundamental part of maintaining a safe environment for workers and protecting the environment.
It’s also key to complying with current regulations. The problem is, traditionally, the process of auditing and refilling a spill kit is expensive, inefficient, and time-consuming. To make things easier – and more cost-effective – we’ve created an online tool that enables organisations to self-audit and refill their spill kit quickly.
Why you need to refill your spill kit
Having a properly-stocked spill kit on site is a required health and environmental action all businesses must take. Spill response and waste disposal are regulated by the government. To ensure safety, you need a kit that contains spill response products that comply with current legislation and Australian Standards. These kits should be regularly audited and refilled to maintain compliance.
Imagine an oil spill at your workshop and only having absorbent socks and pads for liquid spills, or dealing with a chemical spill involving hazardous substances and not having the appropriate protective gear for your employees. This isn’t just inconvenient. It’s dangerous and illegal.
According to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, all entities must ensure, ‘so far as is reasonably practical, that the health and safety of other persons is not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking’.
It’s also illegal to pollute the environment. There are specific laws around what a business must do in the case of a leak or a spill to prevent hazardous materials from contaminating the air, soil, or water. These same rules apply for offices storing cleaning products and restaurants using cooking oil to council depots that store paints, pesticides, oil, and other substances.
No matter the scale of a spill or the type of hazard, the bottom line is, your organisation has to do everything possible to clean a spill up quickly and safely as part of your environmental ‘due diligence’.
You may not be able to completely prevent accidents from happening. What you can do is be ready with a fit-for-purpose spill kit. Designed for your industry and equipped with high-performance absorbents, personal protective equipment, and accessories for storage and disposal, the right spill kit can be the difference between a health or environmental hazard and a fast, safe, hassle-free response.
Why the standard approach to refilling spill kits isn’t good enough
A lot of businesses don’t have everything they need to ensure a fast spill response, or they’re overpaying for what they don’t need. But when a spill occurs, having a properly stocked kit on hand is vital. From retail stores to transport businesses, organisations need a hassle-free solution to make spill kit management simple.
- Hiring a company to audit your spill response for you is expensive. But, without an audit, your on-site team may not realise what products you need to maintain compliance.
- Another option is to ask your provider to top up your existing spill kit. However, this can lead to its own set of problems – an oversupply of low-usage products and not enough of the items your kit lacks. As a result, you end up paying for products you don’t need. Even worse, when a major spill occurs, you may find out you don’t have enough of a specific absorbent that your team uses regularly to clean up minor spills.
The only way to handle spill response in a way that saves your business time, money, and the risk of a health or environmental hazard, is to follow a streamlined, effective process to ensure your kit is always restocked and ready to go.
How to quickly self-audit and refill your spill kit
Instead of struggling with external audits by third parties that don’t know your organisation’s unique spill response needs or wasting time figuring out if you have the right items in your kit, use a tool designed specifically for refilling spill kits in Australia.
At Enretech, our focus is on helping our customers save time and money cleaning up spills. We’ve created a convenient online refill tool you can use any time to conduct a self-audit, decide what you need, and initiate your order.
The whole process can be completed in minutes. Here’s how it works.
- Select the type of spill kit you want to refill.
Enretech offers six specialised options – Portable Vehicle, HazChem, Marine, Service Station, Transport, and Workshop – as well as our Universal Spill Kit, which can be used by any business that has identified spilled liquids as a safety or environmental risk.
- Audit your kit
Compare what’s in your current on-site spill kit with the original spill kit inventory. Decide what items you need and what quantity you require to ensure you have a fit-for-purpose kit. All the products in our kit comply with current legislation and Australian Standards.
- Request a quote
Once you select the items you need, you can email Enretech directly for a quote. We’ll respond quickly, so you don’t have to wait long to receive the products you need. You can also email your preferred distributor. Our tool includes an option to enter the email address of your distributor and request a quote from them. You don’t need to transcribe your spill kit contents list or quantity quote – the tool does everything for you.
Peace of mind shouldn’t be hard to get
Having the right spill solutions on-site is important for so many reasons. Legal compliance, worker health and safety, and environmental protection are top priorities for your business – now, you can manage all of these with one easy-to-use online tool.
Enretech provides a variety of high-performance spill solutions made from eco-friendly materials. We have everything you need to handle messes the responsible way. Contact our team of experts today for help ordering the products your business needs.