Biohazards are organic substances that could harm human health, such as infectious human blood, other body fluids, and microbiological waste. Removing these hazards decontaminates an infected area. Biohazard cleaning services include safely eradicating dangerous substances and thoroughly sanitising the site to return it to a habitable condition.
When cleaning biological hazards, we take care to prevent human exposure to toxic matter. We minimise exposure and infection risks by wearing the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and specialised equipment.
Safety Standards and Regulations
Australia has several laws and policies that relate to biological clean-ups and uphold professionalism in the industry. These include:
- National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.
- Australian Standards AS/NZS 4308:2008 and AS/NZS 4760:2019 for drug testing and decontamination.
- Safe Work Australia Code of Practice for Managing Risks of Exposure to Blood-Borne Diseases in the Workplace.
Biohazard cleaning services adhere to an inclusive process for cleaning and decontamination. The main steps we follow are:
- Initial Assessment
It is critical to evaluate the extent of bio-contamination, the ensuing threat, and preventing dangerous pollutants from spreading. The evaluation guides cleaning services on what PPE they require to keep cleaners safe during the process.
- Clean-up Process
The following procedure is removing the toxin. We thoroughly dispose of dangerous biohazards for the safety of humans and animals, including secondary contamination by blood or other infectious elements. An essential task of any biological cleaning service is to prevent disease outbreaks beyond the affected location.
- Decontaminate and Sanitise
The cleaning remains incomplete after the removal. It remains essential to properly sanitise, disinfect, and deodorise the location. Our trained and experienced team will deploy the correct decontamination methods using specialist equipment to restore the area quickly and guarantee its safety.
- Effective Disposal
Remember, not only does the biohazard itself demand disposal but also any secondary contaminated materials, such as nearby blood-spattered objects. We store these securely to contain the crisis.
Of course, the extent of cleaning required depends entirely on the size and condition of the location as well as the level of contamination. The site is another factor to consider, specifically if it’s hard to reach. Remember, this is a niche service, so you must also factor in the availability of trained personnel and equipment.
Only experienced and certified professionals can conduct Biohazard cleaning services. You risk endangering the health of others, not to mention your own, if you attempt such a detailed process by yourself.