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General Purpose Spill Kits

General Purpose Spill Kits are designed to... General Purpose Spill Kits are designed to contain spills of various non-hazardous liquids, including coolants, solvents, oils, fuel and water-based liquids. With absorbing capacities from 10 to 800 litres, our range has a Universal Spill Kit suitable for almost all... ˅

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What are General Purpose Spill Kits?

General Purpose spill kits are a type of spill control product designed to manage and clean up leaks or spills of various liquids in the workplace. Unlike standard hydrophobic oil spill kits, these universal kits can be used on multiple substances, including oils, fuels, and water-based liquids such as coolants and solvents. This makes them ideal for workplaces that handle a range of non-hazardous fluids.

These kits, containing grey-coloured absorbents, are identifiable by the kit label that lists the compatible fluids. They also contain spill containment socks or drip trays, depending on the model, and disposal bags for used kits.

Compact spill kits starting from 10 litres and supplied in clip top bags are ideal for quick response to spills anywhere needed. The range includes many absorbency options including shoulder bag kits and wheelie bin kits for the popular 90, 120 and 240 litre options.

By using general purpose spill kits, you can manage your spill risks effectively to maintain a safe and clean working environment.

What are the benefits of General Purpose Spill Kits?

The primary benefit of General Purpose Spill Kits is their versatility. Unlike standard Hydrophobic kits, these kits can absorb water-based liquids, making them ideal for workplaces using a wide range of non-hazardous fluids.

This means that instead of needing separate kits for different types of spills, you can use a single product for quick response to spills of several potentially harmful liquids. However, the general purpose spill kits are not designed to be used with chemicals, for which you should always use the correct kits in chemical stores.

Which General Purpose Spill Kits are in the range?

First Mats offers a wide range of General purpose spill kits to suit different needs. These include the EVO Universal Spill Kits, made in the UK from recycled cotton materials, offering a lower carbon footprint than imported products.

The EVO Spill Kits are available in a range of sizes, from a smaller 20 Litre Spill Kit for Vehicles all the way up to a 240 Litre Universal Evo Spill Kit for much larger spillages. Some General Purpose Kits are also supplied with a drip tray, which can catch drips and leaks to prevent ground contamination.

EVO Universal Spill Kits in Break Packs 20 Litres (6112357089451)

How To Choose The Right General Purpose Spill Kit

Choosing the right Kit involves considering several factors.

Absorbent Capacity

First, you need to consider the kit's absorbing capacity. This is usually measured in litres, and you should choose a kit that has a capacity large enough to handle the largest spill you anticipate in your workplace. For smaller workplaces or for use with vehicles, a 20-litre kit may be sufficient. For larger workplaces or areas with a higher risk of spills, you may need a kit with up to 240 litres capacity.

Fluid Compatibility

Next, consider the types of fluids in your workplace. While General Purpose Spill Kits are suitable for most non-hazardous liquids, including oils, fuels, coolants, and mild solvents, it's important to ensure that your kit is compatible with the specific fluids you use. You can consult our compatibility chart for confirmation.

Spill Kit Type

Finally, consider the kit's physical characteristics. It should be easily accessible and simple to use in the event of a spill. Some kits come with a drip tray to catch leaks and drips, which can be useful for preventing ground contamination.

Considering these factors, you can choose a General Purpose Spill Kit that meets your needs and helps you maintain a safe and compliant workplace.

Who are General Purpose Spill Kits For?

General Purpose Spill Kits are ideal for various workplaces that handle non-hazardous fluids. This includes manufacturers, production lines, engineers, mechanics, and more. Whether you're dealing with oil, fuel, coolants, or solvents, a Universal Spill Kit can provide a quick and effective response to spills, helping to maintain safety and compliance with UK regulations.

In conclusion, General-Purpose Spill Kits are a versatile and eco-friendly solution for containing spills in the workplace. With these kits, you can ensure that you're prepared for any type of spill while also reducing your environmental impact.


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