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Spill Kits & Absorbents in the Workplace

The Mammoth EVO range of Spill Kits and Absorbents are manufactured in the UK from recycled and sustainable materials, therefore greatly reducing the carbon footprint compared to other overseas manufacturers. The Mammoth EVO range of products provide a unique solution for companies pursuing higher ethical and environmental standards without compromising on performance and value.

The Mammoth EVO Recycled® product range began with the development of an absorbent pad made from 85% recycled cotton fibres not far from Cambridge University. In addition to superior environmental credentials, Mammoth EVO spill products absorb more oil than polypropylene absorbents due to a high-loft construction and unique manufacturing process. They also have a greater oil retention capability; this reduces the secondary contamination associated with polypropylene absorbents when absorbed oil leaches out during clean up. Mammoth EVO absorbents are more cost-effective, easier and cleaner to use and priced lower than polypropylene alternatives.

The Mammoth EVO range of spill kits and absorbents are an essential addition to any workplace environment which works with hazardous chemicals and substances. Available in a variety of sizes, a spill kit usually consists of PPE, absorbents and disposal bags or containers.

Due to the nature of hazardous materials, reaction times are critical when it comes to effectively stopping a spill from spreading or contaminating other areas. The majority of spills can be prevented or at least their impacts minimised by doing the following:

  • Performing a hazard assessment before carrying out any procedures which include the use and or transportation of hazardous liquids and chemicals.
  • Keeping work and operating areas organised and tidy.
  • Using a secondary container to move any liquids or chemicals.
  • Keeping chemicals sealed at all times, except for when using or removing contents.
  • Using spill trays and spill pallets to store containers will minimise the risk of chemical spills and leaks.
  • Make sure staff members know where hazardous chemicals are, and where to find the nearest spill or absorbent kit.


Even with the very best of training, taking every precaution you can sometimes isn’t enough to stop an accident from happening. If you come across or cause a spill, locate the nearest spill kit, and do the following:

  1. Never put yourself in the way of danger. Each spill kit should come with a number of PPE items, mainly a pair of safety goggles, gloves and in some cases a disposable overall.

  2. If a spill is close to a waterway or a drain, the first thing to do is to use absorbent booms and snakes to protect grates and to help control the spread and direction of the spill. Place them down at the forward edge of the spill – the direction the liquid or chemical is moving.

  3. Your spill kit should also come with a selection of absorbent pads and pillows. Once you’re satisfied the spill is contained, use these to soak up excess fluid from surfaces.

  4. Once the spill has been effectively absorbed, safely dispose of any used absorbents. Most kits come with a disposal bag, or in some cases the bucket which contained the kit is used to store the used  absorbents.


For more information on hazardous waste, please read the Hazardous Waste Regulations from the Environment Agency.

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