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Body fluids are a source of infectious micro-organisms. If not dealt with properly, it can cause infectious diseases following hand to mouth/nose/eye contact, or via broken skin (cuts or scratches). Therefore, in any setting – industrial, commercial or private – cleaning body spills involving such blood, urine, saliva, and vomit, requires the technicians to have special knowledge to safely handle the situation and to know what to look for at the scene.
A Fast & Effective Blood and Body Fluids Cleanup That Goes Beyond Cosmetic
At Ox2 Net Biohazard Cleaning, we carefully assess the following risk factors before carrying out the cleanup:
· the nature of the fluids such as blood, feces, urine, saliva, vomit, etc
· the pathogens most likely to be involved such as viruses, bacteria or protozoan pathogens, mycobacterium tuberculosis, etc
· the size of the spill – small (<10 cm) or large (>10cm)
· the type of surface
· the location involved – in a contained area, a public or clinical area; the area is dry or wet
Tools and Equipment
We use tools and equipment that are in compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CCOSH):
· single-use rubber gloves that are waterproof, abrasion-resistant
· eye protection (a full-face visor)
· disposable coveralls with a hood
· a disposable plastic apron
· waterproof disposable footwear
· appropriate leak-proof bags labeled ‘Clinical waste – Biohazard’ for disposal of waste material
· a designated, sturdy scraper for spills and fluids
Cleaning spots or small spills (less than 10 cm)
· wiping the area with paper towels, cleaning with warm water and detergent, followed by rinsing and drying the area
· a hospital-grade disinfectant is used on the spill area after cleaning
Cleaning large spills (more than 10 cm)
If large spills have occurred in a ‘wet’ area, such as a bathroom or toilet area, the spill is carefully washed off into the sewerage system using copious amounts of water, and the area flushed with warm water and detergent.
Large blood spills that have occurred in ‘dry’ areas are contained and the generation of aerosols is avoided.
· applying granular formulations that produce high available chlorine concentrations
· using a scraper and pan to remove the absorbed material
· cleaning the area of the spill with a mop, bucket of warm water, and detergent
We are here for you. Our local team is on call 24/7. Onsite within 1 hour once dispatched.
At Ox2 Net Biohazard Cleaning, our staff not only have the necessary permits and training in blood-borne pathogens, bio-hazardous communication protocols, and health and safety protocol; but more importantly, we have the unbeatable commitment and willingness to go the extra mile and get the job properly done.