Police & Prison Cell Cleanup

Police & Prison Cell Cleanup

Police holding cells and secure prison cells are often scenes of various types of bio-hazardous incidents that pose a high risk of infection from exposure.

Detainees often perform “dirty protests” within their cells, which can involve them defecating or urinating in the cell without using the facilities provided. Other bodily fluids such as blood and vomit can also be present in the cell following an arrest or dirty protest. These bodily fluids can harbour infectious diseases and need to be cleaned up in a safe and controlled manner to prevent infection. Walls, ceilings and other fixtures and fittings are often affected, and it is often not just contained within the confines of the individual’s cell.

Bodily fluids such as blood, urine, faeces and vomit present the risk of exposure to diseases such as:

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes AIDS, a condition in humans where a weakened immune system allows life-threatening infections and cancers to swarm the body. Through the transfer of bodily fluids, HIV can be passed along to another person.

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It can cause inflammation and fibrosis of the liver tissue and occasionally significant liver damage.

Many people do not realise they have been infected with the virus as there are no symptoms.Flu-like symptoms can occur but can easily be mistaken for another illness. The most common symptom experienced is fatigue, which may be mild but is sometimes extreme. Unlike Hepatitis A and B, Hepatitis C doesn’t usually cause people to develop jaundice.

You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood or, less commonly, body fluids of an infected person. The hepatitis C virus mutates very easily, which makes it hard to create a vaccine, and the virus has different genetic variants.

Police & Prison Cell Cleanup Service

Our experience within this area means that we can provide a rapid response to these hazardous incidents, guaranteeing that the affected areas are safely decontaminated and disinfected, ensuring that all harmful bodily fluids are removed and disposed of correctly to ensure the safety of staff and future detainees.

Call us anytime 24/7 and our emergency response team will be on your doorstep in no time at all.

Do You Have A Problem You Need Help With? Call 0488 007 675

Our team of experienced trauma specialists are ready to help you