AfriSupply is your specialist supplier of spill kits, absorbents and contained absorbents and would like to support and partner with you to ensure environmental best practices.

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Why make use of Spill Kits?

It is critically important to take a proactive attitude to high risk areas which manufacture, load or are exposed to Hazmat materials. By making use of Spill kits and absorbents, be it for oils/diesels or aggressive chemicals, your organisation or business is able to control and limit the negative impact of industrial activities, products or services on both man and the environment

A quick and easy means to align to certain ISO certification and SHEQ requirements is to have Proactive and Reactive measures in place for minor and major spillages. The best means to be prepared is to ensure that spill kits are on site and in your vehicles and able to be made use of for day to day spillages or major spillages

In the event of a spillage occurring, if you do not have access to adequate spill kits, absorbents, or contained absorbents it will result in the cost and risk to personnel safety and the environmental damage dramatically increasing! Having access to spill kits on site and in applicable vehicles, aids in immediately containing a run- away spill. Reducing the coverage or affected area of a spill reduces the clean- up and remediation costs.

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Very importantly legislation, such as the Waste Management Act and Hazardous Substances act enforces the responsible and 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.

In conjunction to spill kits, always ensure that proper absorbents are made use of for the applicable Hazmat spillage.

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. This is highly recommended to include in your organisations SHEQ training programmes and Safety Inductions.

AfriSupply is your partner of choice for the supply of spill kits, absorbents and contained absorbents!

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