Bio Containment Cleaning
Over the years Elite have been employed by many hospitals, councils, police, social services and private/public sector prisons to carry out specialist cleaning where body fluids have been spilt. Our service will ensure a 24/7, 365 cover should an incident occur and we will have a specialist team with you within 2 hours to control and manage the situation.
We have also developed successful strategies to deal with outbreaks connected with illness, such as the Norovirus, where containment and elimination of the bug is required to reduce and eliminate the presentation of new cases. Our team is able to seal off infected areas and carry out cleaning of all surfaces, including the air in the room, to effectively bring any epidemic under control.
We are experts in making your environment safe and secure within 2 hours of your call and once disinfected and cleaned we issue you a decontamination certificate for your records.
How we evaluate and eliminate the risk
The type of contamination will define how we clean and treat the affected areas, but the process will include the following steps.
Speed is key in these cases. A team can be allocated to your site within hours, anywhere in the UK following the call. Once on-site our trained operatives will firstly ensure that they themselves are fully protected wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The contaminated area will be isolated and sealed (if internal), and the bio-hazard team will remove the excess fluid and seal in clinical waste sacks. In the case of Norovirus or Influenza we will seal off the affected area (in some cases this may be the whole building, ship or plane), and install air cleansing equipment before starting the decontamination of all surfaces.
Once the excess fluid is removed the area will be treated with a medical grade disinfectant which will completely eliminate the bacteria and viruses.
All cleaning materials generated will be treated as clinical waste, and as such will be sent by us for incineration at one of our suppliers plants. As licensed waste carriers CleanSafe are trained to handle and dispose of the hazardous waste and, perhaps most importantly, provide you with certification we have made the area safe, and provide you with and waste transfer paperwork for your file.
Facilities managers – these documents will form an important part of any due diligence file and we are happy also to come to speak with you before any such outbreak to put together contingency plans which can also form part of your emergency planning and strategy.