Ambulance & patient transport vehicle decontamination

Ambulances and other patient transport vehicles are constantly used by the emergency services to assist them in dealing with varied and often distressing situations where blood, vomit and other bodily fluids are likely to be present. These vehicles include ambulances, police cars, riot vans and prison transport vans. Acorn Commercials is an accredited provider of ambulance and emergency vehicle cleaning, serving authorities and organisations in London. We are fully Care Quality Commission compliant and work with various NHS Trusts across the country, each with different standards and requirements.

Such bodily fluids present a high risk to the health and safety of the people who travel in these vehicles due to the risk of infection they carry – including exposure to diseases such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV. It is vital that these vehicles are cleaned and disinfected, with a deep clean taking place every four weeks as a minimum, to minimise this risk.

Our service is designed to eliminate contaminants where there has been any instance of a confirmed tuberculosis (TB), Clostridium difficile, Norovirus, E.coli or HIV case in a patient transport vehicle. Your emergency vehicle will be decontaminated, clean and safe, protecting all who use it.

We do this by offering planned and extensive deep cleaning, sterilisation and decontamination services on all ambulance and patient transport units. Utilising our comprehensive deep cleaning methods, we can ensure cleaning and disinfection are completed with minimal disruption and down time to your mobile units. We use the ATP Swab Machine – the latest and best technology in sensitivity and analysis testing – to swab test a decontaminated vehicle. By the time we have finished, those swab test results will come back as zero for all the common touch points.

The process is completed with the provision of a hygiene certificate for your records, with documented before and after results. Those results are also available in electronic format through our ATP Swab Machine to help you track and maintain accurate records.

Choosing Acorn Commercials

When you are looking for a provider to successfully decontaminate and clean vehicles that have come into contact with dangerous viruses and bacteria you want to be sure to select someone who is experienced and capable. Our 20 years of experience, reputation for excellence, and attention to detail make us the right choice.

Acorn Commercials understands the challenges faced in sustaining a safe and hygienic environment, and the very real possibility of unattended medical emergencies due to unsafe ambulance units being out of service. Working alongside healthcare institutions we provide specialised healthcare cleaning and disinfection services to successfully reduce the risk of infections and to help prevent and control any spread occurring.

We don’t operate alone. Instead, we work with you to provide a first-class, fast-acting service with minimal disruption so that you get the service you need at the time that you need it most.

Cleaning in progress

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We are here to answer any questions you may have and ready to prepare a tailored quote for you when you need it. Find us on 0800 772 3424 or write to us at - we’re happy to help.

Our services

When it comes to professional cleaning of commercial vehicles, buildings and warehouses Acorn Commercials is known for its excellent reputation, outstanding service and attention to detail. We apply those to every job we do, no matter how small or complex.

Our clients like us because we care, and that means all our jobs are thorough and completed to a high standard. We don’t rest until a job is done and we will stay for as long as it takes to do it. This is why they keep coming back to us and why they recommend us to others.

Our environmental credentials

Commercial cleaning and infection control often require the use of chemicals. This is inevitable, particularly when it comes to maintaining food hygiene standards and providing safe patient transportation. Wherever possible, such as on the exterior of buildings, we use very little water or detergents. The water we do use is purified, containing few if any impurities, and the lack of detergents means that runoff can go straight into the drains. Where we do use detergents, they are free of solvent or caustic elements, are fully biodegradable and comply with ISO 9002 requirements.

When we use chemicals, or if we are working on spillages, we use a boom system to trap all wastewater and runoff. This is then pumped to a tank and we remove everything from site ourselves. We hold a waste carriage licence which means that all waste and its transportation and disposal are tracked and can be checked by both regulators and the public to ensure compliance.

Contact us to find out more or if you have any questions – we’re on email at and on the phone on 0800 772 3424.

  • Fleet Cleaning

    We know the transport industry inside out. We understand the regulations that drive it and the short notice that is given before an audit. This is why we will travel across the UK to make sure that your vehicles are spotless before an inspection.

    Fleet cleaning

  • Refrigerated Vehicle Cleaning

    Vehicles that carry food products are held to higher standards than any other transport vehicles and must have regular hygiene cleans. We work across the food and beverage industry to keep fleets compliant with health and safety standards and ensure they meet audit requirements.

    Refrigerated vehicle cleaning

  • Refuse Vehicle Cleaning

    Refuse vehicle cleaning is a very niche area, requiring a specialist approach and exceptional health and safety considerations. Our hygiene experts are well versed in the precautions required to work with such vehicles and have the expertise and experience to get them sparkling clean.

    Refuse lorries

    Refuse vehicle cleaning

  • Ambulance & Patient Transport Vehicle Decontamination

    As well as regular hygiene cleans, ambulances are required to create a deep clean schedule based on evidenced results. The schedule will depend on each Trust and can vary from 4-10 weeks between deep cleans. Once we have finished with them post-swab analysis results are at zero for the most common patient touch points.

    Ambulance & patient transport

  • Building and Warehouse Cleaning

    Unsightly and devalued buildings leave a poor impression on customers, visitors and staff. Regular cleaning and maintenance will extend the life of a building, preserve the exterior surface, and ensure proper hygiene standards are met internally.

    Building and warehouse cleaning

  • Roof and Gully Cleaning

    Clogged gullies and debris on roofs can be a hazard for your premises and business. Keep them clear and safe with regular maintenance with a professional and expert approach to cleaning.

    Roof and gully cleaning

  • Pre-MOT Cleaning

    Meet your annual inspection requirements with clean vehicles. We work on all types of trucks and trailers including 7.5 tonne, rigid trucks, tankers, units and trailers, including steam cleaning at your premises or ours.

    Pre-MOT cleaning

  • Food Waste Bin and Storage Area Cleaning

    Commercial food waste bins and storage areas can quickly become unhygienic and dirty, leading to unpleasant odours, bacteria and even pest infestations. We can help you keep them clean and vermin free.

    Waste bins

    Food waste bins & storage cleaning

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