General purpose spill kits are sometimes called universal kits because they can soak up almost any liquid you have onsite, including bodily fluids, oil, fuel, degreasers, and coolants. They can also be used on mild acids and chemicals with a water base. While your industry may not require you to use them, it is still a good idea to have them on hand to prevent severe complications when spillage occurs. For one, you can clean up the mess quickly before it contaminates other areas, but for another, you keep your employees safe.
General purpose spill kits come with all the necessary equipment to clean up the spill. It includes an absorbent, and you should look for one that is bioactive so that it ‘eats’ the absorbed liquids so that it doesn’t leach out of the absorbent material. The kit should also come with land socks to protect the surrounding environment, absorbent mats to quickly soak up most of the spillage, and PPE. Personal protective equipment can include gloves and safety glasses. The kit should also come with appropriate disposal bags and ties so that you can put the soiled items into it, seal it, and throw it away in the appropriate manner.
At EcoSpill, they have a variety of spill kit options available. Their most popular is the general purpose spill kits because they work well for almost anything. If you are unsure of what you need, you can call on them to ask a trained professional. They can help you decide if you need general-purpose, chemical, or fuel/oil options. They’ve also got specialty kits available. Their kits come in a variety of sizes, and you can also find accessories, such as restock packs. Kits range from 20 litres up to 240 litres, so you’re sure to find the right size for your facility.