Primarily, a fuel spill kit is designed to be used when you work with oil, diesel fuel, petrol, and other hydrocarbons. They can also be used to clean up cooking oil and other liquids. Most people aren’t sure what type of kit they need and may purchase general use kits because they seem to be a universal option. While these can work for some fuels, they aren’t designed to work with the oils, grease, and chemicals in petrol and other fuels. Therefore, it is best to purchase a kit designed for fuel clean-up.
A fuel spill kit has everything you need to clean up a mess. It includes land socks, absorbent mats, absorbent powders, and some personal protective equipment. Most companies have a variety of sizes available, ensuring that you can find the one that best suits your needs. You should consider how much fuel, petrol, and oil-based products you have on site and how much liquid is inside them. Then, you can purchase a kit with enough product to clean it all up. If you store fuels in various places onsite, you may choose to purchase many smaller-sized kits to keep in each area, though the choice is yours. Regulations usually state that you must have enough sorbents to clean up all the fuel and oil on the premises, but it doesn’t necessarily say you have to have them in every area of the facility.
EcoSpill has many fuel spill kit sizes, ranging from 20L up to 240L. These are just the standard sizes; they also have 400L options and can custom-make a spill kit to fit your particular needs. Those people who already know what they require can buy online; if you’re unsure, you can always call on EcoSpill to ask questions. They can also train your staff on how to use the kits effectively.