A Spill Kit Is A Collection Of Items, To Be Used In Case Of A Spill, Leak Or Other Discharge Of Oil.
Spill kits are developed so that a prompt response and clean-up may be performed. A spill kit usually contains two or three types of equipment. First is protective clothing or personal protective equipment (PPE). The second is equipment used to clean up the spill. Third, some kits include equipment to stop leakage. Our range of environmental products for spill control, spill containment and spill kits offers compliance with local environmental regulations and a 5 year guarantee on polyethylene products. Although our main focus is on minimizing risks and prevention of incidents, we understand that environmental spills do occur.
AN 8 STEP GUIDE TO SPILL RESPONSE
As soon as you encounter a spill and until it has been successfully dealt with, you must constantly assess the risk it poses to personnel, the environment and property.
SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST.
If safe to do so try and determine what the liquid is, the quantity involved and if there are any casualties, NEVER try to deal with a spill on your own; inform colleagues and wait until at least one other person is in attendance before dealing with the incident.
Always wear the appropriate P.P.E. (Personal Protection Equipment) to allow you to safely respond to the spill. Check the S.D.S. (Safety Data Sheet) for any hazards associated with the liquid spilled and then dress accordingly. IF IN DOUBT, ASSUME THE WORST AND WEAR THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF P.P.E.
By containing the spill, you buy time and reduce the area of contamination, lessening the impact the spill will have. Use absorbent socks and booms or physical barriers to provide fast, effective containment.
STEP4-STOP THE SPILL
Once the spill has been contained STOP the source of the spill; roll a drum damaged side up, turn a tap off, plug the hole in a container etc. and if appropriate decant any remaining liquid into a secondary container.
REMEMBER, NEVER STEP IN THE SPILL
STEP 5 -RE-ASSESS
After the spill has been contained and the source controlled, re-assess the entire situation before starting clean-up. Ensure that the spill is fully under control
STEP6 - CLEAN-UP
This can be as simple as wiping up with sorbent pads, through to using additional sorbents and or a compatible “wet vac”. Remember to treat all contaminated material as the liquid spilled and dispose of accordingly.
STEP7 - DECONTAMINATION
Ensure all the personnel involved with the spill are fully decontaminated. The site of the spill, all P.P.E. & equipment must also be fully decontaminated and checked. If items have been damaged or cannot be fully decontaminated, dispose of accordingly and replace with new.
STEP8 - REPORT&REPLENISH