Cleaning up after a biohazard


Whether it is a biological or chemical spillage, accident or cleaning up needles and other sharp instruments in a hospital, CPL t/a Rainbow International can help with it all. If you are responsible for premises or a business, it is your responsibility to keep it clean. Biohazard decontamination means cleaning up an industrial area after a sewage leak or crime scene getting the team back to work as safely and quickly as possible. Biohazard decontamination includes waste disposal.

Why is it important to clean up? Because it is the law. You have a legal duty to protect your staff under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 and more specifically under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

Most maintenance managers, house holders and property managers do not recognise the responsibility they have when selecting a contractor and the risk of criminal prosecution they face if there is an accident and they engaged the cheapest company while ignoring the health and safety procedures associated with this work.
For your protection and ours, CPL t/a Rainbow International adhere to a detailed health and safety policy. This policy is accredited by Safe Contractor. This scheme assesses the Health & Safety competency of Service Providers. We also employ the services of external health and safety consultants Northgate Arinso.

If you don’t clean up, you may be putting lives at risk so you also have a compelling moral duty. Biohazards are defined as any biological or chemical substance that is dangerous to humans, animals, or the environment. For example, bodily fluids that are difficult to see and faeces which can carry viruses such as hepatitis B, C and HIV.
If you do not decontaminate an area immediately after an incident, you are putting your staff and contractors at risk of infection and exposure to harmful viruses. Bodily fluids like blood, urine and vomit can seep into porous materials and become very difficult to clean if left to fester. You need to act fast after a biohazardous incident to ensure the best and most comprehensive deep clean.
You may need to clean up a biohazard after a specific incident such as a road accident which may result in a blood spillage, or regular hospital deep cleans including needle and other sharp instrument removal disinfecting premises to prevent the spread of MRSA and other super bugs and controlling infections in laboratories. Then there is cleaning and sterilising a prison or police cell, cleaning up after animals, and removing mould. Ozone treatments can be used for sterilisation.
If you have identified a potential biohazard on your premises that requires specialist and professional biohazard cleaning services, get in touch with us today on 03300 240 699. We are open 24 hours per day, every day of the year so don’t hesitate to call our discreet and professional emergency service.