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Commitment leads to action. We do not take our customers' trust for granted. We invest heavily in our equipment, and we have the most dedicated and qualified biohazard cleanup specialists in the country.

Emergency situations? We have a dedicated emergency line that operates 24/7, and we are able to deal with delicate situations with the utmost speed and discretion.

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We adhere to COSHH regulations concerning hazardous waste and practise universal precautions to protect our employees and customers.

Our services range from biohazard cleaning, decontamination / disinfection, trauma / crime scenes / unattended death cleanups, blood / bodily fluids / faeces cleaning, industrial deep cleaning and more.


COVERAGE

AREAS WE COVER

ENGLAND

SCOTLAND

WALES

Northern Ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND

LOCATION COUNTS 167



 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you carry out your risk assessment?
In accordance with the HSE guidance, we carefully assess the potential biohazardous risks as well as infection risks when dealing with the deceased. Our standard risk assessment includes:

  • identify the hazards and how the activities, processes or microorganisms could cause harm to health
    • the condition/presentation of the deceased;
    • which microorganism(s) may be present;
    • the routes of transmission (ie airborne, droplet or contact) and their infectious dose;
    • the clinical history of the deceased;
    • the prevalence of particular infections in the community;
    • the nature of any likely contact with the body, including the amount of leakage and potential contamination of clothes, equipment or contact with blood or body fluids;
    • the susceptibility of individual people working in the premises;
    • the severity of the disease(s);
    • health surveillance and immunisation available for staff undertaking the task (ie whether prophylactic treatments are available).
  • decide who might be harmed and how
    • the task being undertaken and how levels of contamination may change;
    • where the task will be carried out, including the local layout and a practical route for movement of work and people;
    • whether the task could create aerosols, splashes or will require the use of sharps;
    • what equipment will be used, whether equipment is shared and how it will be decontaminated;
    • who will carry out the task and whether they are part of any vulnerable group;
    • whether others could be affected by the task;
    • whether the work is routine, one-off, undertaken out of hours and/or by lone workers;
    • how much infectious material (ie body fluids) is being handled;
    • how many people are exposed.
What tools and equipment do you use?
We select appropriate protective equipment and clothing based on the nature of the risk. All single-use clothing is disposed as clinical waste - biohazards; reusable tools and equipment are properly decontaminated after use. Our standard tools and equipment include:

  • heavy-duty overalls that
    • have no external pockets or Velcro fastenings
    • are bought one size too big, to prevent seams ripping during removal work
    • are worn with an attached fitted hood (worn over respirator straps) and disposable gloves
    • are disposed of as clinical waste after a single use
    • the cuffs are sealed with tape
    • the legs are worn over footwear to prevent dust falling into shoes.
  • waterproof trousers and jackets;
  • working boots with toe and sole protection;
  • At the end of the removal work, safety footwear must be:
    • decontaminated
    • double bagged (if being used at another site), or
    • disposed as clinical waste.
  • waterproof heavy-duty gloves;
    • single-use gloves are worn
    • disposed of as clinical waste after use
  • a standard construction site helmet (hard hat);
  • respiratory protection (half-face filter respirators):
    • fitted with the highest efficiency filter possible (FFP3) and provide a protection factor of at least 20 to control exposure of microorganisms down to the lowest levels.
    • a Class P1 disposable respirator
    • a Class P2 disposable respirator
    • a respirator fitted with a Class P1 filter cartridge
    • a respirator fitted with a Class P2 filter cartridge.
  • a face visor, in case there is a likelihood of splashing
  • only manually operated hand tools are used to clean biohazardous materials
  • If necessary, specialised Type H vacuum cleaners are used.
What kind of training do you provide to your staff?
  • National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaning (NACSC)
  • anatomical pathology technology offered by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
  • the Diploma in Funeral Directing or other relevant qualifications offered by the British Institute of Embalmers
  • the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) Diploma
  • the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) or the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC)
  • all onsite work is closely supervised to ensure that safe work procedures are followed.

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