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WHEELIE BIN SPILL KITS MEET NEW AUSSPILL ASSOCIATION STANDARD

23-05-2017
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Industroquip has become one of the first suppliers of spill kits to implement the new Australian industry standard for wheelie bin spill kits. The standard, which was agreed last year by the members of the AusSpill Association, sets out an agreed colour scheme for the wheelie bins to aid accurate identification in an emergency.

The new spill kit colour scheme uses lime green as the colour of the spill kit base: this colour was chosen for its high visibility and because it is not a colour generally used by any other industry as a bin base.

Different coloured lids now denote the different types of spill kits: white for oil and fuel; grey for general purpose; and yellow for hazardous chemicals.

The lid colours were chosen to match the colours of the absorbents, which is in line with the standard absorbent colour coding used in BS7959-3:2007 “Materials used for the control of liquid spillages” - a standard used in most countries for the colour coding of sorbent materials.

In addition, the labelling of all wheelie bin spill kits must now meet the requirements of AS1319–1994 “Safety signs for the occupational environment”, ensuring that the words ‘spill kit’ and the application of the kit, eg ‘General Purpose’, are clearly visible.

All Industroquip spill kits in wheelie bins now comply fully with the new standard, which will be phased in by all other AusSpill Association members by 1st December 2017.

This standard only covers wheelie bin spill kits but Industroquip is anticipating changes in the near future for other spill kits including cab bag spill kits.

Industroquip
1300 554 192
www.industroquip.com.au

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