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3 Spill Kit Types – Which to Choose?

Spill kits are everywhere from petrol stations, airports, warehouses, even music festivals. These colourful carry bags and wheelie bins are designed to contain and clean up emergency liquid spills. Often the key to preventing a small spill from becoming an ecological disaster is a quick clean up. To learn more about whether or not you need a spill kit, check out our article Do I need a Spill Kit? In this article we’re focusing on the three main types of spill kits to help you determine which type of spill kit you’ll need.

Stratex Spill Kit Types & Colours

I need a versatile Spill Kit for different liquid types

You’re in luck, our General Purpose spill kits can do just that. General purpose kits can be used to clean up just about any liquid spill and are our most popular type of spill kit. They can be identified by blue bins and grey coloured absorbents. General purpose kits are great for indoor use and will clean up most spills, including hydrocarbons, hazardous and non-hazardous liquids.

Popular General Purpose Spill Kits

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – General Purpose

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 240L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – General Purpose

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent. Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Economy Spill Kit – General Purpose

    The spill kit on wheels, ready to be taken into action. The Stratex Economy Spill Kit range are a great value and high performing method of hazardous spill response. Packed with a range of absorbents designed to contain and clean up spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. Place these kits in strategic positions around your worksite to ensure compliance with environmental requirements.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 50L Carry Bag Spill Kit – General Purpose

    These spill kits are a compact, all-in-one kit designed especially for protecting your mobile workforce. They provide fast emergency response to any spill situation, and only take up a small space in larger machinery including trucks, excavators, cranes and drilling rigs. The 50 Litre Spill Kit comes packed in a heavy-duty, re-sealable bag and has handles for easy portability from vehicle to spill site.

    It contains absorbent socks to encircle spills and protect drains and absorbent pads and cushions to absorb the bulk of spilled liquid. It also contains highly versatile granular absorbent which enables it to absorb spills on both sealed surfaces such as concrete and asphalt, and unsealed surfaces such as gravel and dirt.

    Personal protective equipment and contaminated waste disposal bags are included for clean-up and disposal. It includes a laminated instruction card for usage guidance, and a reorder form for easy restocking.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

    AVAILABLE IN:

    Stratex 50 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit | K24-3050
    Stratex 50 Litre Oil & Fuel Spill Kit | K24-3250
    Stratex 50 Litre Chemical Spill Kit | K24-3450

Which Spill Kit for Hydrocarbons on Land & Water?

Oil & Fuel spill kits are ideal for absorbing hydrocarbons, and have the added benefit of being hydrophobic. This means that they repel and also float on water. Oil and fuel spill kits are identifiable by their yellow bins and are popular in heavy machinery workshops, aquaculture and marine environments.

Popular Oil & Fuel Spill Kits

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – Oil & Fuel

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 240L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – Oil & Fuel

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent. Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Economy Spill Kit – Oil & Fuel

    The spill kit on wheels – ready to be taken into action. The Stratex Economy Spill Kit range are a great value and high performing method of hazardous spill response. Packed with a range of absorbents designed to contain and clean up spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. Place these kits in strategic positions around your worksite to ensure compliance with environmental requirements. Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested. AVAILABLE IN: General Purpose | K26-4012E General Purpose Refill | K26-4012ER Oil & Fuel | K26-4212E Oil & Fuel Refill | K26-4212ER Chemical | K26-4412E Chemical Refill |K26-4412ER

  • 50L Carry Bag Spill Kit – Oil & Fuel

    These spill kits are a compact, all-in-one kit designed especially for protecting your mobile workforce. They provide fast emergency response to any spill situation, and only take up a small space in larger machinery including trucks, excavators, cranes and drilling rigs. The 50 Litre Spill Kit comes packed in a heavy-duty, re-sealable bag and has handles for easy portability from vehicle to spill site. It contains absorbent socks to encircle spills and protect drains and absorbent pads and cushions to absorb the bulk of spilled liquid. It also contains highly versatile granular absorbent which enables it to absorb spills on both sealed surfaces such as concrete and asphalt, and unsealed surfaces such as gravel and dirt. Personal protective equipment and contaminated waste disposal bags are included for clean-up and disposal. It includes a laminated instruction card for usage guidance, and a reorder form for easy restocking. Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested. AVAILABLE IN: Stratex 50 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit | K24-3050 Stratex 50 Litre Oil & Fuel Spill Kit | K24-3250 Stratex 50 Litre Chemical Spill Kit | K24-3450

Which Spill Kit for Hazardous or Unknown Liquids?

A Chemical spill kit is your best option. These kits can be used much the same as a general purpose kit and have the added advantage of being able to better cope with harsh chemicals such as acids and alkalis. Highly visible yellow absorbents are also great for alerting others of a potential workplace hazard. If you’re ever unsure about what type of liquid has been spilled, it’s best practice to use a Chemical Spill Kit. Learn more about chemical spill kits in our article If in Doubt, Lay Yellow Out.

Popular Chemical Spill Kits

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – Chemical

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 240L Wheeled Bin Standard Spill Kit – Chemical

    The Standard Range of Spill Kits are designed for indoor and outdoor spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. These can include sealed surfaces such as asphalt, concrete or metal, and also unsealed surfaces such as dirt or gravel. To ensure you can handle any spill incident, they contain a range of absorbents from pads, socks, cushions to granular absorbent.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested.

  • 120L Wheeled Bin Economy Spill Kit – Chemical

    The spill kit on wheels, ready to be taken into action. The Stratex Economy Spill Kit range are a great value and high performing method of hazardous spill response. Packed with a range of absorbents designed to contain and clean up spills on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. Place these kits in strategic positions around your worksite to ensure compliance with environmental requirements. Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested. AVAILABLE IN: General Purpose | K26-4012E General Purpose Refill | K26-4012ER Oil & Fuel | K26-4212E Oil & Fuel Refill | K26-4212ER Chemical | K26-4412E Chemical Refill |K26-4412ER

  • 50L Carry Bag Spill Kit – Chemical

    These spill kits are a compact, all-in-one kit designed especially for protecting your mobile workforce. They provide fast emergency response to any spill situation, and only take up a small space in larger machinery including trucks, excavators, cranes and drilling rigs. The 50 Litre Spill Kit comes packed in a heavy-duty, re-sealable bag and has handles for easy portability from vehicle to spill site.

    It contains absorbent socks to encircle spills and protect drains and absorbent pads and cushions to absorb the bulk of spilled liquid. It also contains highly versatile granular absorbent which enables it to absorb spills on both sealed surfaces such as concrete and asphalt, and unsealed surfaces such as gravel and dirt.

    Personal protective equipment and contaminated waste disposal bags are included for clean-up and disposal. It includes a laminated instruction card for usage guidance, and a reorder form for easy restocking.

    Stratex Spill Kits are an integral part of compliance with Australian standards and regulations, and our absorbents are quality tested to US ASTM F726-81 standard.

    AVAILABLE IN:

    Stratex 50 Litre General Purpose Spill Kit | K24-3050
    Stratex 50 Litre Oil & Fuel Spill Kit | K24-3250
    Stratex 50 Litre Chemical Spill Kit | K24-3450

How many Spill Kits do I need?

Always consider the size of your largest likely spill. If your largest liquid container is a 205L oil drum, you should have at least one 240 litre spill kit. If liquid spill risks are hydrocarbons only, or are likely to occur outdoors, an Oil & Fuel Spill Kit is recommended. Alternatively, if you also need to clean up other liquid spills and are looking to purchase one type of spill kit, a Chemical Spill Kit will provide the best protection for a variety of scenarios. It’s also worthwhile considering bunded storage for your liquids. These help to act as a secondary containment solution in the event of a containment failure. This makes clean up easier and can help to satisfy your environmental compliance obligations.

What's Inside a Spill Kit?

What’s inside a Spill Kit?

A good spill kit should contain everything you need to clean up a liquid spill, such as absorbents, clean up equipment and PPE. More specifically, most spill kits contain the following items:

  1. Absorbent socks to contain the spill and stop the spread.
  2. Absorbent cushions under drips and on top of liquid pools.
  3. Absorbent pads for absorbing liquids on sealed surfaces.
  4. Granular absorbents are best suited to unsealed or rough surfaces (such as gravel and bitumen)
  5. Contaminated waste disposal bags for safe disposal of the contaminated waste.
  6. Personal Protective Equipment including gloves, eyewear and coveralls.
  • General Purpose Standard Absorbent Pads (Box of 200)

    The General Purpose Standard Pads absorb and contain all non-aggressive fluids of oil and water base. They are perforated along the centre allowing them to be easily divided so you can get the right size pad for the spill. This assists in placing them in small and confined spaces. Pads are sold in an easy-to-use dispenser box or plastic wrapped for cost effectiveness. Each Standard Pad will absorb up to half a Litre!

  • General Purpose Absorbent Cushion (Box of 20)

    Absorbent cushions are excellent for absorbing the bulk of a contained spill when a pad isn’t enough. They are lightweight, compact and simple to use. Cushions can be placed under leaks or stuffed into holes and other hard to reach places.

    Each Stratex absorbent cushion can absorb up to 4.5 litres of liquid.

    General purpose absorbents are grey in colour and rapidly soak up all types of liquid spills, including non-hazardous, water based, hydrocarbons (including oil & fuel) as all as most chemicals.

    FEATURES:

    • Rapid and easy to use spil absorption.
    • Ideal for capturing leaks, drips and absorbing bulk liquids.
    • Suitable for confined and hard to reach areas.
    • Huge 4.5 litre capacity.
  • Liquasweep All-Purpose Sponge Absorbent – 22L

    A natural sea sponge with huge absorption capacity. Can be used to absorb any liquid spill from oils, fuels and solvents to paint, acids and alkalis. Stays dry and granular even when saturated::Due to its non-leaching characteristics, it can be disposed of in appropriate land fill locations. Ideal for road transport spills.

    Bag Size: 15Kg
    Pallet Qty: 66 Bags

  • General Purpose Absorbent Sock 3m

    General purpose absorbent socks feature a fast-acting ultra-absorbent filling, which is designed to retain absorbed liquid. These absorbents are grey in colour and suitable for most types of liquid spills, including water, coolants, hydrocarbons, and most chemicals. Ideal for use on sealed surfaces as a barrier and to prevent pooled liquid from spreading. Each 3 metre sock can absorb up to 13.75 litres.

What type of Spill Kit for Healthcare?

The most popular spill kits for healthcare and aged care use are Chemical Spill Kits and Specialised Spill Kits including Cytotoxic, Biohazard, Body Fluid Spill Kits. These kits are suitable for cleaning up a range of bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and medicines and include PPE to assist with a safe clean up and disposal.

Popular Specialised Spill Kits

  • Cytotoxic Spill Kit

    Protect yourself from the risk of dangerous spills of cytotoxic drugs which pose significant health risks on healthcare workers. Stratex delivers effective spill containment for cytotoxic substances with our comprehensive chemical spill kits. Specifically designed for cytotoxic spillages and leaks, this chemical spill kit is the best way to protect you and your staff.

  • 10L Biohazard Spill Kit

    For applications where chemicals or body fluids may be spilled. The ZeoMed absorbent powder facilitates absorption and containment of up to 2 litres of spillage from acids, chlorines and other hazardous chemicals. The kit comes in a 10 litre bucket, with a fitted lid, which doubles up as a waste disposal container.

    • Quick acting, natural absorbent of toxic and noxious odours
    • 100% natural mineral and ecologically safe
    • Non-toxic
    • Absorbs excess moisture helping coagulate spills
    • No shelf life – powder does not expire
    • ZeoMed is the ideal solution for locations with spill risks ranging from biohazard and chemical spills to general slip and fall hazards, such as cooking oils or detergents
    • Suitable for laboratories, supermarkets, shopping centres and restaurants
  • Biohazard Spill Kit

    This kit is designed for locations with various risks of larger spills ranging from biohazard, chemical spills to general slip and fall hazards such as cooking oil or detergents. Ideal for location such as supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants, and other locations where staff or the public may be at risk. Made from 100% natural mineral, is non-toxic and environmentally safe.

    Absorbs: body fluids, acids, grease – oils, food oils, brake fluid, liquid pesticides, antifreeze.

    Controls odours: ammonia, aldehyde, hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans, water, ethylene, carbon monoxide.

  • Biohazard Spill Kit – Satchel

    The essential kit to safely clean up a body fluid spill, the ZeoMed biohazard spill kit provides complete protection to the user. Of the highest quality, kits are designed to meet infection control and work cover guidelines. The most common types of body fluid spills that occur in the workplace are vomit, blood, faeces and urine. Suitable for medical practices, dental clinics, ambulances, first aid, hospitals and nursing homes.  Presented in a compact yellow satchel 23cm x 28cm.

Stratex offers a wide range of Spill Kits and absorbent products ready for immediate dispatch. For more information about how we can help you, contact us on 1300 991 180 or email [email protected].

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