Tag: Spill Kits

Different Types of Spill Kit and When to Use Them

Spills can happen in any environment. Factories and plants, which often have to use oil and or other chemicals in operations, are the usual users of spill kits. There are also spill kits designed for water or hydrocarbon liquid. In this article, the three types of spill kits and when to use each kit will be discussed.

Different Types of Spill Kit and When to Use Them

What Is a Spill Kit?

Most emergency spill kit products are kits used when dealing with a certain kind of spill. It consists of a collection of items that are used to clean up the spill safely and without hurting someone in the process. There are three kinds of items inside a kit, the first one is the personal protective equipment of PPE for the personnel who will clean the spill. It serves as a protection and to avoid endangering the assigned personnel. An example of a PPE is protective gloves or masks. The second one is the actual tools that will be used to clean the spill. Sorbents which are designed to absorb the certain liquid. The third type is tools that help in containing the leakage. Containers that can handle the liquid are usually included. There are three different types of spill kits: the oil spill kit, chemical spill kit, and the universal spill kit. Usage of designated spill kit is required to prevent accidents in cleaning the spill. 

Oil Spill Kit

An oil spill kit is used when dealing with oil and can be used on different types of environments. … Read More