Using antibacterial spray from a body fluids kit to clean a surface; professional cleaners; janitor cleaning up a spill

Some workplaces use hazardous substances that require specialised equipment to dispose of. Others are at risk of bodily fluids like blood or vomit being spilled and posing a risk of cross-contamination. Either way, a biohazard spill kit can control the spill of dangerous substances in the workplace.

Recommended contents for your body fluid spill kit

Cleaning cart with biohazard cleaning supplies

A sharps and body fluid disposal kit is a collection of tools designed to help you clean up hazardous substances quickly when a spill happens. Here’s what equipment you should consider when putting together an effective spill kit:

Absorbent powder

Absorbent powder is a versatile cleaning tool used to wipe up liquids quickly and safely. It soaks up any fluids and coagulates it into a gel that is easily scooped up and disposed of. It can be used on a variety of surfaces, including carpet or grass.

Disinfectant spray

Disinfectant spray is a must-have for any cleanup kit – it’s effective against a wide range of dangerous bacteria and micro-organisms that can cause illness.

Disinfectant wipes

Disinfectant wipes are another effective tool for ensuring surfaces are clean and free of harmful bacteria. They’re also suitable for cleaning your hands before you put your gloves on.

Disposable gloves

Disposable gloves are essential PPE to prevent cross-contamination from occurring while you clean hazardous spills.

Non-woven cloth

Non-woven cloth or dry wipes are great way to dry surfaces after they’re cleaned with disinfecting spray.

Scoops and scrapers

A scoop or scraper is great for removing absorbent powder after it has coagulated into a gel.


Disposable aprons are ideal for protecting your body from biohazards during cleanup, preventing cross-contamination.

Biohazard disposal bags

Biohazard disposal bags are essential for the proper disposal of hazardous substances. They clearly designate biohazardous materials and keeps them separate from general waste.

Sharps disposal bins

Sharps disposal bins are hard plastic containers designed for the disposal of syringes, needles, lancets and clippers. These essential tools keep dangerous sharp objects out of general waste baskets to prevent injury and cross contamination.


Forceps are great tools for grabbing small sharp objects to reduce the risk of injury and prevent cross-contamination.

The importance of body fluid spill kits

Spills with dangerous substances can have serious consequences, so it’s important that you’re prepared for them if your workplace is at risk. A good spill kit will give you the tools you need to efficiently clean up biohazards in your workplace.

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