How often should spill kits be inspected?

How often should spill kits be inspected?

How often should spill kits be inspected?

every 6 months
Spill kits must be checked every 6 months to ensure all components are present, in good condition and within expiration date and date of verification recorded. All spills must be cleaned by personnel who are properly trained and have the proper equipment to handle infectious materials and hazardous chemicals.

What is a spill response kit?

Spill response kits contain items necessary for responding to chemical, oil, and hazardous material spills.

What is required in a spill kit?

Contents of a Spill Kit Gloves, Disposable bags, Absorbent pads, and. Absorbent socks.

What are the 4 C’s of spill response?

(a) control the source of the spill; (b) contain the spill; (c) isolate the area concerned (if appropriate); (d) contact the authorities (if appropriate); then (e) clean up the spill. Advice on how to manage a spill is included in the Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS).

What are the two main types of spill kits?

The three most common types of spill kits are:

  • General purpose spill kits. These kits are perfect to keep at the ready in case any type of hazardous liquid is spilled.
  • Oil spill kits. Oil spill kits are designed to control and absorb oil spills whilst repelling any water.
  • Chemical spill kits.

Does OSHA require a spill kit?

Not every spill will rise to the level of an emergency as defined by OSHA, but metalworking and manufacturing plants should still provide spill kits to protect workers from hazardous chemical exposure.

What are the procedures for responding to spills?


  • #1 COMMUNICATION. Communicate the hazard immediately regardless of the severity.
  • #2 CONTROL. Once the spill has been communicated to the appropriate parties, control it.
  • #3 CONTAIN. By now the immediate situation would have been taken care of.
  • #4 CLEAN-UP.

Do I need a spill kit?

A spill kit is a prerequisite for businesses where there is risk of pollution on site. In order to clean any spillages quickly, safely and efficiently, these spill kits need to contain all required cleaning materials to minimise the exposure to any hazardous materials or pollutants.

Does absorbent expire?

Answer: Conservatively, the absorbents in a spill kit have a shelf life of about five years, but several factors can affect that lifespan.