Are you intending to purchase spill kits for your facility? If so, congratulations! Such a decision will do alot to equip your workplace with the protection that it needs from potential safety hazards, as well as legal fines. Such a decision should also be managed well so that you can get the most out of the safety accessories, and keep within the prescribed technicalities that are designed to harness the full advantage of your kits. Below are some of the most essential considerations that you need to think about, especially if it is your first time to work with the products.
Proper Sizing and Classification
There are many types of kits that you can find on the market, and they differ according to size and classification. The first thing to do when choosing one of them is to identify your operational conditions.S When choosing size, for instance, you should be guided by the biggest possible spill that can happen in your facility. The bigger this spill is, the bigger and the more products you will want to have in your spill kits.
For classification, a good place to start is to know the specific regulations that apply to your area. The industrial specifications and regulations that govern spill kits in Australia, for example, may differ from kits in the US. In Australia, there are many classifications of the kits, depending on the type of material that you will need to clean up. You can choose from general purpose kits, hydrocarbon spill kits, and chemical spill kits.
Absorbency Rate Demonstration
Spill kits come with absorbency rates that promise to clean up spills according to a certain quality. Countries have strict rules about these quotes, so you can trust that the numbers that you see will be accurate. However, it is still recommended that you ask for a demonstration that will prove the absorbency not just because you don’t want your manufacturer or supplier to be lying to you. A demo will also show you the proper practices that should be employed when responding to spills.
Finally, ask your supplier or manufacturer if they offer product training; even better, choose manufacturers or suppliers that do provide these trainings. This is particularly important for facilities that don’t have prior experience with spill kits, as well as those whose teams need additional knowledge in the safe and efficient use of the products.