Monthly Archives: February 2018

Environment Protection

Choosing Spill Kits in Australia: What to Know

Choosing spill kits in Australia for the first time? There are some important factors that you need to know so that you can find the right products that combine meeting your facility needs and meeting industrial standards. After all, these kits are necessary not only in protecting your workplace from the damaging consequences of chemical spills. They are also critical to not having your facility fined by the EPA. Some of the most important pointers to consider are as follows:

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Objective Assessment of Operational Conditions

One of the first things that you should do when you’re in the process of procuring spill kits is to identify the operational conditions under which they would work. What kind of hazardous or dangerous chemicals or substances do you work with? What is the biggest potential spill volume that you may have to control? How skilled is your team in responding to spills? And what specific operational methodologies are carried out in your facility? These and more will contribute to the proper type of kit that you should have.

For instance, some spill kits are portable, and some are not. The first one is best for you if your facility does not handle a large volume of liquids or substances, and if the maximum spill that can happen can be cleaned up by the typically small sized components of the kit. Otherwise, you may have to consider positioning your kit in one place; choosing this place should be done according to ease of access to areas of potential spills and other relevant factors.

Also, some spill kits require more technical handling, so if your team needs additional training in safe and efficient use, getting that from your product supplier is necessary.


Absorbency Rate Demonstration

Spill kits come quoted with absorbency rates. Now, while most of these are accurate, it is necessary to ask for a demonstration so that you can personally gauge the quality of the products. This demonstration is also a good opportunity for you to ask as many questions as you need to so that you can be 1.) satisfied with the product, 2.) apprised about what you need to know to use the product to its full advantage, and 3.) confident about its value to your team and your facility.


Choice of Supplier

Finally, make sure that you get your spill kits in Australia from a reputable resource. Check company history and reputation, and look at their portfolio to decide accordingly.



Tips for Protecting Your Security Doors in Melbourne

The proper maintenance of security doors in Melbourne and other areas is important to preserving the condition  of the door, both aesthetically and functionally. If you need some help for that, consider these.


Ask your installer for personalised guidance

One of the most important sources of information that you can consult for the maintenance of security sliding doors is their installer. This is because these people have the technical foresight that is critical to preparing for potential issues, minimising their potential damage, and even preventing them from happening in the first place. For example, if your door was positioned near other home components that may affect its functionality, your installer will be able to give customised recommendations to avoid problems. Additionally, they can help you design a maintenance plan that best fits the specific engineering of the door.

In some instances, door installers will also take care of some parts of the maintenance. Check the terms in your warranty, or get in touch with your installation company for proper guidance.


Schedule routine cleaning

Routine cleaning is important, especially for security doors in Melbourne’s busy urban centres. Depending on the type of material that you used, doors should be cleaned at least once every three months. When cleaning, remember that there are manufacturers that recommend specific cleaning products; if yours didn’t, you can use a general all-purpose cleaner with water. Also, get your whole family involved. Maintenance must be done with a proactive mindset so that it can be harnessed to its full advantages.


Repair broken parts

Another essential thing to remember is that any sign of damage should be repaired before it can escalate. There are homeowners who think that as long as the thing still works, there is no need to get immediate repairs. And while it is true that many damaged parts continue to function, it is also true that damaged parts that continue to function continue to get damaged. Over time, what could have merited a simple replacement to get fixed may have to require a complete replacement of the entire unit. So check your doors for any indication that they may need repairs and when they do, get them repaired at once.

What’s good is that repairs that are spotted and then managed immediately will also help you get the most out of your door warranty. Again, check the terms, and if you have questions about coverage, ask your installer.