Area: Glasgow, Gallowgate

Cleanscene Trauma were approached by the client and asked to perform a needlestick pickup job in the Gallowgate area of Glasgow, as you can see from the images below the area was rough ground and a fairly wideopen space.

After donning our protective suits, our operatives performed an initial walkthrough - identifying discarded needles by eye and spraying with a special disinfecting solution which not only killed any micro organisms that may be on the needle but also has the additional benefit of dying them an orange colour redy for the pickup squad.

Once the needles had been disinfected and dyed orange, the pickup squad had no problem scouring the area and picking the syringes up with our pick sticks and placing in special containers ready for removal and subsequent destruction.

We identified, disinfected, cleared and disposed of 900 discarded needlsticks in a 2 day period.