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What is a Biohazard?

What is a Biohazard?

Biohazards are defined as any biological or chemical substance that is dangerous to humans, animals, or the environment. By this definition, a biohazard can be created by any number of incidents including spillage of chemicals or cuts that cause a lot of bleeding.

Depending on your profession, dealing with biohazards like blood removal or trauma clean up may be an everyday occurrence, such as in a hospital, or a rarity that can spark panic and drama if not dealt with properly, such as in an office or school.

No matter what industry you’re in or how often you deal with potential biohazards, the important thing is making sure they’re dealt with properly and safety so that the very real risks they can pose don’t materialise.

There are many things to look out for when dealing with biohazards, which can help you determine whether or not you need to call a specialist in blood removal and trauma clean up, or if the hazard could be dealt with on site using the right tools and chemicals. If you’re unsure, it’s ALWAYS best to ask a professional, for the good of yourself and your tenants, employees or students.

If you’re unsure as to what qualifies as a Biohazard or need urgent advice, get in touch with us on our 24 Hour helpline. At Rainbow, we have over 60 centres across the UK that specialise in Blood removal, trauma cleanup and other kinds of biohazard services; meaning that no matter where you live or work, we have a team within just 23 miles of your postcode.

Find out more out biohazards here.

Published: 31 Jul 2020