You know you need them to clean up spills and contain them effectively, but do you know how to use a spill kit? Most people know what they are or see the container with the appropriate markings, but knowing what it is and where it is doesn’t help you know what to do with the items inside. The first step is to make sure that you (or whoever cleans up the spill) has appropriate protective gear, which can include gloves and safety goggles. It’s also important to familiarise yourself with what’s in the kit.
Once you know what the kit contains, you need to know how to use the spill kit. You’re likely to find absorbent snakes or booms in the kit. These should be used if there is a grate or drain where the spilled fluid could leak into. You can put a protective barrier around the grate with the snakes and booms. If there are no drains nearby, you can place them toward the forward edge of the leaked fluid in the same direction to contain it. The next step is to use absorbent pillows or pads to soak up the fluid so that it can’t get out of the containment area. You should put saturated sorbents in the disposal bag and dispose of them correctly.
EcoSpill has many products available to help you prevent, contain, and clean up spills. However, you need to know how to use a spill kit, or the product itself isn’t going to do much good. While many companies just sell the product and don’t provide anything else, this company offers training in a variety of ways. You and your employees can learn how to prevent spills and clean them up with the appropriate kit. You will also learn to determine which kit you’ll need based on the type of spill.
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