Anything used or worn by a person or worker to minimise the risk to their health and safety, especially at their job can be classified as Personal Protective Equipment or PPE.
Due to the recent pandemic, personal protective equipment or PPE has been used more prominently, mostly in health care settings. Many people may have also resorted to using some form or the other of PPE against COVID-19 transmission.
Wearing PPE is a must when handling any type of biohazardous environmental cleaning. Specialists performing such tasks are well versed with information and training in utilising PPE appropriate for assessing and tackling the situation. So, when you contact us at Bio Hazard Services for professional biohazard cleaning, expect to have our team come well prepared.
Here’s some information on personal protective equipment (PPE), what it is and it’s importance.
Selecting the right PPE.
Some of the common PPE used are eye protection, masks, screens, gloves, biohazard bodysuits or coveralls, and boots or closed work shoes.
Certain types of PPE are restricted to health care usage and are not recommended to be used for other purposes.
The type of PPE used will depend on the type of activity, risk assessment, exposure, and severity of the situation.
PPE protects the cleaning crew.
Workers are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in many industries. PPE helps to reduce or prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, fire, particulates, or other health risks involved.
Specialised PPE is necessary when tackling a meth lab cleaning, mould remediation, disinfection, and other types of biohazard cleanup.
Using protective gear keeps the workers performing efficiently and safely.
PPE reduces contamination and exposure.
The transmission and spread of pathogens are effectively reduced when PPE is used. Contamination of surfaces and inanimate objects surrounding the affected areas is kept in control.
Personal protective equipment is an essential item during any decontamination and disinfection procedure. It protects from exposure and transfer to infectious pathogens or contaminants.
Training for proper PPE usage.
Besides selecting the right PPE for the job, cleaning specialists are trained in how to put on, remove and use it. Knowing the right method of using protective gear is important for their safety and hygiene, as well as others around them.
Emphasises on PPE training demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to safety and increases the specialist’s knowledge of safety practices.
You can be assured that all Bio Hazard Services employees are kept up-to-date with information on using recommended PPE when dealing with prominent pathogens, following cleaning procedures, and handling equipment.
Environmentally Sustainable Management of PPE.
Improper management and disposal of PPE can transmit viral pathogens or be the source of the emergence of virus infection. It should not be disposed of in household bins, community containers or disposal areas.
Safe and sustainable recovery and treatment of PPEs is vital for anyone coming into contact with it, as well as for the environment.
Our teams follow proper procedures for collection and recycling/disposal of PPE used in a biohazard cleanup to ensure a thorough job.
Whenever there are biohazards and airborne particulate matter present, PPE is needed to handle the cleanup. Protective equipment is also needed to address hazards related to electricals, fire, water, sewage, mould, and chemicals like meth. Our biohazard cleaning teams ensure rapid response services throughout Sydney, Blue Mountains and regional NSW. We follow professional safety norms and wearing of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) on all jobs.
Bio Hazard Services specialises in Biohazard Cleaning, Decontamination and Disinfection, Meth Cleaning, Mould Removal as well as Water and Flood Damage Restoration services. Call us anytime 24/7 on 0490439319 to speak with a member of our team about your specific requirement.