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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. This requires specialist cell cleaning to be performed quickly and efficiently.
In the UK, Custody Sergeants are responsible for the welfare of the arrested individuals and detainees during their time in custody, which includes providing a hygienic prison or holding cell.
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 within 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. Information suggests that dirty protests are also frequently performed in the communal areas such as the toilets and shower areas.
Due to the confined nature of prison cells, and the communal areas such as the toilets and showers, the rapid decontamination and disinfection of this type of risk is extremely important to prevent a spread of disease or infection occurring. It is also critical that the amount of time these areas are unavailable for is reduced to a minimum to ensure operational efficiency is not affected.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene’s police and prison cell cleaning service provides a rapid response to these hazardous incidents, guaranteeing that the cell or communal areas are safely decontaminated and disinfected, ensuring that all harmful bodily fluids are removed and disposed of correctly.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene’s solution enables operations to continue with minimal disruption and quickly ensures that the areas are clean and safe for detainees to return.
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