Vehicles & Machinery Remediation

Organizations may undertake projects involving vehicles or equipment. In addition to the work required to remediate the vehicles or equipment, professionals should be aware of the challenges they encounter while performing such work. Repair manuals are available for all years, makes, and models of vehicles. Most of these manuals are available online for a small fee. It is recommended that the manual be consulted before any work is performed. Typically, manuals contain both important safety information and instructions to disassemble a vehicle properly.

Remediation of vehicles affected by blood and OPIM presents interesting and complex challenges. Remediation techniques may require the use of specialized tools. Each vehicle year, make, and model presents different challenges in terms of structural components and assembly methods. Professionals should locate and assess absorbent materials, nooks, and crevices, and other voids that may conceal contaminants. Technicians should examine any fabric covering and determine whether the contamination is splatter or saturation on the surfaces. The penetration of impurities into the fabric backing and cushioning materials should result in their removal. Specialists should communicate with the client representative regarding the possible repair or replacement of seat components. Some covers can be removed, laundered, and replaced on the seat. Small amounts of surface contaminants that haven’t penetrated the backing or cushion may be easily remediated with surface cleaning techniques.

Calfskin covers will permit blood and different liquids to infiltrate the covering through the sewing or air vent openings. Fluid that has set for a more extended timeframe will douse into the calfskin covering
itself, and the covering ought to be supplanted. Most seat outline equipment can be taken out, cleaned, and enough cleaned. Seats and safety belts are rushed into the auto outline utilizing a specialty dish head bolt. These bolts have an extending string helix which is put under a certain force, which makes the bolt safer. These strings, once extended, can’t be re-utilized and will be disposed of. Specialists ought to survey all covered regions for pollution. This appraisal ought to incorporate an assessment of the distinction between immersion versus splatter on the surfaces. The professional ought to really focus on any conceivable infiltration into the covering, support, and padding materials, and different cleft. Regularly, vehicle cover cushioning (called streaming) involved away from plain view for padding is a very stringy, engineered composite material and ought not be cleaned. Assuming it is debased, it ought to be disposed of.

Most inside hard surfaces or parts can be cleaned and disinfected. Professionals might have to destroy inside parts for careful cleaning. Other than inside remediation, it may likewise be important to remediate different parts of a vehicle. Issues experts may experience include:

When cleaning the exterior of a vehicle, professionals should pay special attention to body seams, gaps, vents, and seals around openings. Vented areas may pose special challenges that may require disassembly of the car body for proper remediation. Blood, bodily fluids, and OPIM left in direct sunlight can become difficult to remove. Some paint surface etching can occur if blood is left in direct sunlight. Employing steam in these instances may be beneficial.

When a human body is caught under a vehicle, it comes into contact with various mechanical components (such as bolts and protruding metal points) and intricate structures. Cleaning the undersides of vehicles can be laborious and meticulous work. It is recommended that an inspection be carried out during daylight hours using bright inspection lights and peroxide to locate the contamination. Any cleaning or remediation of contaminated undersides should be performed using appropriate jacks, lifts, or mechanical pits.

When power washing of contaminated surfaces is deemed appropriate, professionals and workers will set up containment around and beneath the vehicle to prevent cross-contamination of surrounding areas, taking into consideration wind drift. Professionals and workers will wear full-body impermeable PPE for wet conditions. Any wastewater will be properly disposed of in a sanitary sewer. Solids and tissues will be appropriately disposed of as regulated medical waste.


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