Procedure for cleaning up blood and Bodily Fluids Cleanup Services in UK
Biohazard Cleanup Service
Cleaning of bodily fluids on hard surfaces. Biohazard cleans are speechlessly dangerous and bodily-fluids, blood, vomit, faeces, urine and other dangerous spills should only be cleaned by your local specialist cleaning company. All biohazard cleaners should have (PPE) equipment and their vans, materials and equipment should be disinfected, cleaned and sanitisied as well as the members working in the team should not have temperature or flu before starting the job.
Blood, vomit and feces may contain germs that can cause serious infections. People who clean blood and other
bodily fluids should reduce the risk of infection to themselves and others by following these procedures:
Procedure for Blood Spills/Vomit/Feces
1. Wear appropriate personal protective
equipment, such as disposable gloves when
cleaning up a spill. If the possibility of splashing
exists, protective eyewear and a gown should be
worn. Eye glasses are not considered to be
2. Dispose with care, any broken glass or sharps
into a puncture-proof container. If available,
disposal of sharps into an approved sharps
container for biomedical waste is preferred.
3. Clean the spill area with paper towel to remove
most of the spill. Disinfectants cannot work
properly if the surface has blood or other bodily
fluids on it. Cloth towels should not be used
unless they are to be thrown out.
4. Discard the paper towel soaked with the blood,
vomit, faeces or fluid in a plastic-lined garbage
5. Care must be taken to avoid splashing or
spraying during the clean up process.
6. Clean the affected area with soap and water
then disinfect with a 1:10 bleach solution for 10
minutes or an appropriate disinfectant with
proven effectiveness against non-enveloped
viruses (eg. Poliovirus, Norovirus, Rotavirus,
Feline Calicivirus). Refer to the manufacturer’s
label to ensure the disinfectant is left on the
contaminated surface for the correct contact
time. With bleach, this would mean the surface
stays wet for at least 10 minutes.
7. Ventilate the room well when using a bleach
solution. Make sure it is not mixed with other
8. Wipe the treated area with paper towels soaked
in tap water. Allow the area to dry.
9. Discard contaminated paper towels, gloves and
other disposable equipment in a plastic lined
garbage bin. Immediately tie and place with
regular trash. Take care not to contaminate
other surfaces during this process. Change
gloves if needed.
10. Practice hand hygiene, either with soap and
water or an alcohol-based hand rub of at least
60% concentration, for 15 seconds after gloves
are removed. If the hands are visibly soiled, then
soap and water should be used over a hand rub.
11. If an injury occurs during the cleaning process,
such as a skin puncture with a blood-contaminated sharp object, seek medical
attention immediately. Any occurrence that takes
place in a workplace should be reported to the
occupational health and safety representative.
If you are in need of specialist deep clean in order to get rid of blood, faeces, urine, vomit and other dangerous bodily fluids, then you should contact your local specialist deep cleaning company. Our services are available to customers across England, Scotland and Wales (UK).