What is a Spill kit

what is a spill kit

What is a Spill kit

What is a spill kit?

A spill kit is a collection of equipment and tools for controlling, containing, and cleaning up hazardous chemical spills.


These supplies are kept on hand in places where chemical accidents are a possibility, such as labs, transportation hubs, industrial sites, and warehouses.


Spills in the workplace can happen at any time, so it’s always better to be prepared—with a full spill kit and well-trained employees.


Spill kits are classified into four categories:

  1. Chemical Spill Kits are used to clean up spills of aggressive or dangerous substances.

  2. Anti-Static Spill Kits are used to clean up liquid spills that are flammable or explosive.

  3. Spill kits for oil-based goods, such as grease and different machine lubricants, are used to control and clean up spills.

  4. For the cleanup and management of non-hazardous and non-aggressive liquid spills, General Spill Kits are available.


It’s advisable to select a spill kit that can effectively manage any spills that may occur on-site, depending on the nature of your business.


What is the spill kit’s purpose?

Portable spill kits are used to protect against hazardous and non-hazardous spills in the workplace. These devices are color-coded according to their type and are cost-effective clean-ups for liquid spills on sealed surfaces.

These pre-packaged solutions all work together to control and clean up workplace spills as soon as they happen. Spills may be dealt with quickly and thoroughly when supplies are readily accessible.

Aside from cleaning and control tools, spill kits include personal protection equipment to guarantee the user’s safety.


What does a spill kit contain?

The main goal of the spill kit is to keep the spill from leaving the site, particularly via your drainage systems, where it might do further damage. Spill kits include the following items to help manage the liquid:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Absorbent Cushions
  • Absorbent Pads
  • Disposal Bags and Seals
  • Kitty Litter
  • Absorbent Socks
  • Dust Pans and Brooms

What kind of equipment (PPE) is included in a PPE spill kit?

Spill kits comprise the following personal protection equipment to safeguard the user’s safety:

  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Goggles
  • Suits
  • Face Shields

Who needs training?

Businesses must take reasonable steps to avoid and prepare for workplace spills under the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011. This involves knowing what to do in the event of a chemical or oil leak, as well as having properly educated personnel.


Spill Kit Training is available across the UK through My Fire Safety. The following topics will be covered in the course:


  • The Different Spill Kits
  • Reporting Spill Incidents
  • The role of the EPA
  • Consequences of a Spill
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Responding to Spills
  • Identifying and Using Spill Control Equipment


7 steps of spill response?
The 7 Steps To Spill Response are:

  1. Identify The Substance & Determine The Risk.

  2. Protect Yourself.

  3. Stop The Spill.

  4. Contain The Spill.

  5. Minimize The Risk.

  6. Clean Up The Spill.

  7. Decontaminate.

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) click here.
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