Spill Kits

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Spill Kits

With our range of premium Spill Kits, you can respond to spillages of most industrial fluids quickly and safely. With a range of sizes absorbing between 50 litres and 240 litres, and kits that can be used with Oils, Coolants, Fuels and Chemicals, you will find a spill kit to cover most eventualities.

What are Spill Kits?

Spill Kits are used in warehouses and factories in areas where oils, fuels, chemicals and other industrial fluids are stored. Their purpose is that they will help to contain unexpected spills in an emergency, being conveniently placed around the warehouse allowing the users to respond quickly. Think of spill kits like fire extinguishers, there for if and when you need them.

The spill kits consist of a bag, plastic drum or wheelie bin filled with a variety of absorbent products, such as absorbent pads and socks, which will absorb the spilled fluids quickly. The containers themselves are yellow in colour to make them highly visible, and each spill kit features a label showing which fluids they can be used for.

Spill Kit Sizes

Within our range are various sizes which are all based on volume of fluid that can be absorbed. These range from the shoulder bags that can absorb 50 litres of liquid, up to 240 litres in wheelie bins. We also stock pads and socks individually for minor spillages, please see our absorbent pads and socks range for these products.

We recommend that you should have provisions to be able to contain at least 25% of the volume of liquid stored, so multiple kits can be used together for larger volumes.

How To Choose The Right Spill Kit

With so many spill kits to choose from, how do you know which one you need? Fortunately, this process is more simple than you may think. There are generally three types of Spill Kit available;

Oil Spill Kits - Containing white coloured absorbents, these spill kits are designed exclusively for Oils, Fuels and other Hydrocarbons. Their clever design means that they will only absorb oils, whilst water is repelled and flows off the surface. This is especially useful if the oil spill occurs outdoors, or has contaminated water, as these spill kits can remove the oil without becoming saturated with water.

Oil Spill Kit being used

Universal Spill Kits - Containing grey coloured absorbents, these spill kits can work with a much wider range of fluids. They are made from 85% recycled cotton fibres which makes them incredibly effective as an absorbent material. They are excellent at soaking up oil, and will also absorb water, solvents and just about any other non-hazardous fluid. British made, these spill kits are one of the most environmentally friendly versions of this product available.

Chemical Spill Kits - Containing yellow coloured absorbents, these spill kits are to be used for containing hazardous chemical spills. As a rule of thumb, if the liquid contains labels that suggest a fluid is harmful if it makes contact with skin (usually on a yellow label) then this is the only type of spill kit that should be used. The absorbent materials are specially designed to not break down when used with acids, alkalis and other chemicals.

What To Do With Used Spill Kits?

Once your spill kit has been used, it should be considered as hazardous waste and disposed of as such. As for the plastic drum that the absorbents are contained in, this can actually be reused. To make it easy to do this, we also stock refill packs for each kit so that you can quickly top up your supplies with ease.

As a tip, we would recommend that spill kits are tagged and sealed when new. This way, you will be able to easily see if a kit has been opened and used during inspections rather than waiting until a spill occurs before finding out.

Buying Spill Kits from First Mats

First Mats have quickly grown in to one of the UK's leading suppliers of safety floor matting, with many organisations trusting us as their supplier of choice. Now with a larger range incorporating spill kits and other spill control products, you can expect to receive the same standards of quality and service which has earned us a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot.

For more information and advice, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our sales team.

0121 702 1659 info@firstmats.co.uk @FirstMats