Portable Spill Kits: the Speedy Choice

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Portable Spill Kits: the Speedy ChoiceIn an emergency spill response situation it is important to act fast to prevent the spill from spreading or endangering anyone. Containing the spill is the first step in preventing any damage to stock, drains and employees, and speed is critical. Portable spill containment kits provide the perfect solution to speedy spill response as they are easier and more convenient to transport to a spill and include everything needed to block, contain and clean up a dangerous spill.

Portable spill kits are designed to make it quicker and easier when responding to a spill in an emergency spill response situation and your choice of portable spill kit should be dependent on your location as it is important to know the physical limitations of your spill response team, as well as the terrain they must cover to get to a spill. Find out below how different portable spill kits can help you achieve fast, effective spill response:

Easier and more convenient to transport

Spills can happen anywhere and at any time if you handle or store liquids, so it is likely that a spill response kit may not always be readily available in the exact location where a spill happens. Portable spill kits are designed to be easier and more convenient to transport to a spill, making response time much quicker. They are available in different sizes and packaging options and your choice of spill kit should depend on the largest volume of spill that is likely to happen at your facility. For smaller volume spills there are spill bags with convenient carry handles which are easy to just grab and go for speedy spill response. For larger volume spills there are spill kits in wheeled containers which can easily be wheeled to a spill. Some wheeled containers on the market have heavy duty rubber wheels which roll easily over nearly any surface and make it easier to transport to a spill.

Everything you need will be at hand

Spill kits should be positioned throughout a facility in spill prone areas so that everything you may need for spill containment and cleanup is close to hand; however, spill response kits are not always nearby making response time longer. Portable spill kits provide a perfect solution for speedier spill response in an emergency situation and once wheeled or carried to the spill, everything you can need becomes readily available and close at hand in the spill area, saving you valuable time. Provided you have chosen spill kits large enough to deal with your worst case scenario spill, your portable spill kit will ensure that any volume of spill can be dealt with there and then without making several trips to the spill response station, even if the spill turns out to be larger than you first thought or if more liquid has spilled.

Absorb all types of liquid

Portable spill kits are available from some spill kit suppliers for most types of common liquid spills. When choosing your spill kit you should identify all types of liquid that are likely to spill at your facility and choose a spill response kit that is compatible with the liquids. The types of portable spill kits that you are likely find on the market absorb oils, water and different chemicals. Oil spill response kits absorb only petroleum-based liquids on land and water; maintenance spill kits contain absorbents that absorb oils, coolants, solvents and water; and chemical spill kits absorb aggressive liquids such as acids, caustics or oxidizers. These cover the most common types of liquid spills. Choosing the right spill response kit for your liquids will give your employees peace of mind that they have the correct equipment to deal with any spill.

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