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How To Use Your Spill Kit

When spillage happens at work, it is imperative that you clean it up quickly. For one, you don’t want others to slip and fall, and for another, the liquid or material could be dangerous. Learning how to use a spill kit appropriately is essential because you won’t have time to look up the manual and read through everything when an emergency arises.

You’ll find a variety of kits available, from general purpose that can clean anything in a pinch to specialty versions, such as oil/fuel, mercury and more.

Understanding how to use the spill kit is one of the most important, yet often forgotten aspects. You purchase it and have it visible onsite, but when it comes to using it correctly, you may be unclear. The company from which you are buying your kits should offer training, though many of them do not. Before purchasing anything, you may want to find out if training is included or even available.

You’ll also want to make sure you have wet floor signs and other signage, as well as the appropriate PPE. The absorbents (usually granules) should be sprinkled over the spillage, working from the outside edges to the centre to reduce more leakage and issues. You should wait about one minute (though some absorbents are faster/slower) and then use the accompanying dustpan and scraper to pick it up and put it in a disposable bag.

At EcoSpill, they realise that spillage will happen. They also know that buying the kits isn’t enough because you need to be trained on how to use them. They can come to your location and teach everyone how to use the spill kit safely, which means everyone will know what to do when spillage happens. Therefore, no one will panic during a crisis.

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