In an age where Industry is incentivised and continuously encouraged to minimize the negative impacts on the environment, I am still asked, to my utter surprise “what is the point of having spill kits?”

In short….in the event of a spillage occurring, if you do not have access to adequate spill kits, absorbents, or contained absorbent products, the cost and risk to personnel safety and the environmental damage dramatically increases!

Having access to spill kits on both site and in applicable vehicles, aids in immediately containing a run- away spill and there- by dramatically reducing the coverage or affected area, in turn reducing the clean- up and remediation costs. Proactive risk assessment and management of Hazardous spillages through the effective use of spill containment products will be both beneficial to the environment and to a company’s financial bottom line.

It is equally important to ensure that you have the correct type of spill kits. It is imperative to always assess the highest risk or highest potential of spillage/s and to make provision for a spill kit that is namely capable of both containing and absorbing the applicable Hazmat spillage efficiently and effectively.

Legislation, such as the Waste Management Act and Hazardous Substances act enforces the responsible end to end management of spillages. This entails as per example, that in the event of contamination of rivers taking place, the applicable entity or organization is responsible for the full impact and environmental remediation cost both to land and man. This, as you can imagine can entail hefty costs, fines and even imprisonment if found negligent.

Common practice, whereby saw dust or river sand is used as a cheaper alternative, has been proven to be both inefficient and ineffective as an absorbent. It does not prevent seepage, nor does it encapsulate or Bio-remediate hazmat materials. Furthermore, river sand or saw dust does not absorb any hazardous vapours and can pose a serious health risk to your teams and most importantly, a fire hazard. AfriSupply specialises in a wide variety of absorbents for petroleum- based liquids, aggressive chemicals and even Biological spillages (e.g., blood, urine, plasma) and will gladly assist with advising on the best applicable absorbent and spill containment products to make use of.

AfriSupply has also made provision for the first and only basic spill kit training DVD available in South Africa. Our Training DVD visually outlines the key practical steps to follow in the event of day-to-day spillages or major spillages, now available in English, Zulu, French and Portuguese! This is highly recommended to include in your organisations SHEQ training programmes and Safety Inductions.

AfriSupply is your specialist supplier of spill kits, Spill Containment Products , absorbents and contained absorbents and would like to support you on your Environmental Journey, simply get in touch with us! We’re always ready to help you in any way we can.

  • PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT

    Respecting and protecting your Personal Information is of utmost priority to the AfriSupply team.

    As of the 1 July 2021, the POPI (Protection of Personal Information) Act will come into effect and in line with the stipulated Conditions in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (the Act), AfriSupply. endeavours to adhere to the following:

    • Accept joint responsibility and accountability with you to responsibly manage and protect your Personal Information when providing our services and solutions to you;
    • Undertake to receive, only from you, and process the Personal Information that is necessary for the purpose to assist with your required solutions, conclude the necessarily related agreements and consider the legitimate legal interests of everyone concerned, as required by the Act and to respect your right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Information;
    • AfriSupply may send out marketing material for the purpose of updating and creating exposure to you the client of our product line and solutions for your benefit. If you do not wish to receive these, please inform the AfriSupply team immediately and you will be taken off the mailing list or alternatively opt to unsubscribe on the provided link (at the bottom of each promotional page).
    • Undertake to only use your Personal Information for the purpose required to assist you or provide solutions to you;
    • Undertake not to share or further process your Personal Information with anyone if not required for assisting you with your solutions or by the law;
    • If we are requested to provide personal information that has not been outlined in the above, we will request your consent in writing before disclosing any information.
    • Undertake to be open and transparent and notify you as and when required by law regarding why and how your Personal Information needs to be collected;
    • Undertake to safeguard and protect your Personal Information with in our possession (with in reason) ;
    • Undertake to freely confirm what Personal Information we have, to update and correct the Personal Information, and to keep it for no longer than legally required.
    • To share with and provide relevant products or services to you, to carry out the applicable reasonable action you requested, and to maintain our relationship and to respond to your queries;
    • AfriSupply/PVC cc will take the greatest care in keeping your information confidential but kindly note that we cannot be held responsible or liable for any breach due to hacking, computer theft, or document theft. Should there be a confidentiality breach as a result of the above, the company will inform you immediately.

    If we do not receive a response, we will take this as consent to keep your information on file and if you have any objections, please notify us by return email to info@afrisupply.co.za

    Any additional information or concerns can be found and raised with the Information Regulator, who can be contacted as shared below, but please feel free to contact us first to discuss any questions or concerns you may have:

    Website: https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/
    Tel: 012 406 4818
    Email: inforeg@justice.gov.za

    The AfriSupply team looks forward to assisting you further and should you require any further details please feel free to contact us as shared below:
    Website: https://www.afrisupply.co.za
    Tel: 011 914 5219
    Email: info@afrisupply.co.za

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