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How to choose the right biocleaning cart?

Bio-cleaning is a delicate hospital cleaning process. Its complexity can quickly impact the working conditions of healthcare cleaning staff. Without the proper equipment, bio-cleaning agents are likely to make mistakes or, worse, injure themselves.

To correctly carry out the protocols, the bio-cleaning cart is the essential tool. Cleaning products, sterile cloths, antibacterial bins… All these materials are stored in the right place for easy use and flawless safety. So, how do you choose the right bio-cleaning cart? Here are all our tips.

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What is a biocleaning cart ?

A bio-cleaning cart is equipment specifically designed to facilitate cleaning and disinfection operations within healthcare facilities. This equipment can be used in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, or any other medical structures.

It is generally a mobile cart equipped with compartments to organize and transport all the necessary products for hospital cleaning: detergents, disinfectants, brooms, buckets, microfiber cloths…

By making resources easily accessible and usable for healthcare cleaning staff, the bio-cleaning cart helps ensure adherence to and compliance with protocols.

Which products compose a biocleaning cart ?

A bio-cleaning cart is equipped with various elements used at different stages of the cleaning protocol. Disinfection requires different products compared to wet cleaning, for instance. The same goes for dusting or the removal of hazardous waste. Among the components of a bio-cleaning cart, you will typically find:

  • Sorting compartments
  • Colored buckets for clean water, dirty water, disinfectants, and detergents
  • A jaw or roller wringer for mops or cloths
  • Holders for brooms, mops, and cloths
  • Bins with bags
  • Bottle holders for sprays
  • Lockable drawers
  • A holder for disposable gloves and aprons
  • Hooks and clips for cloths, wipes, or other tools
  • A work tray

Which types of biocleaning cart exist ?

There are different types of carts depending on their use or sector of activity:

  • General bio-cleaning cart: designed for common cleaning needs in most areas of a healthcare facility.
  • Operating room bio-cleaning cart: specifically equipped to meet the strict standards of operating rooms.
  • Isolation area bio-cleaning cart: for care units where patients have contagious infections.
  • Compact bio-cleaning cart: smaller and designed for confined spaces.
  • Double-bucket bio-cleaning cart: equipped with two buckets.
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Why choosing a good biocleaning cart is important ?

It is essential to choose the type of cart suited to the needs of each intervention area to prevent the spread of infections. In sensitive environments and in a medical context, here are the main reasons highlighting this importance:

  • Prevention of nosocomial infections: In areas where the risk of infection is high, an appropriate bio-cleaning cart ensures rigorous disinfection.

  • Efficiency and organization: A well-designed cart facilitates service delivery and promotes quick intervention. Staff save time and make fewer mistakes.

  • Staff safety: A secure cart reduces the risk of accidents, especially when handling chemical products.

  • Cost-effectiveness: Using a suitable cart minimizes product waste, which can lead to significant long-term savings.

  • Professional image: A clean and functional bio-cleaning cart presents a good image and reassures both patients and visitors about the cleanliness of the facility.

In summary, the choice of bio-cleaning cart should not be taken lightly. It has direct impacts on the quality of cleaning, patient safety, and the overall image of the facility.


How to choose a biocleaning cart ?

The selection of a bio-cleaning cart must be meticulous. Several criteria should be considered when choosing such a cart:

  • Ergonomics and Maneuverability: The cart should be easy to maneuver, with wheels suited to the flooring of your facility and comfortable handles.

  • Capacity: The cart should offer sufficient storage for cleaning products.

  • Resistance and Durability: The manufacturing material should withstand daily wear and tear as well as exposure to chemicals.
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  • Safety: Lockable drawers are essential for storing hazardous products. For the safety and stability of the staff, the wheels should also have brakes.

  • Sorting system: To facilitate the sorting of products and waste management.

  • Ecological and waste-reducing: The cart should promote eco-friendly practices and minimize waste.

  • Compatibility with accessories: It should be compatible with additional tools such as hardened tablets and smartphones.

  • Dimensions: The cart should be appropriately sized for the spaces where it will be used.

  • Reviews, references, and certifications: Check for positive reviews, reliable references, and relevant certifications.

By considering these criteria, healthcare facilities can ensure they choose the right bio-cleaning cart.

How to optimize your biocleaning cart ?

In addition to its naturally ergonomic structure, the bio-cleaning cart can be equipped with accessories. Whether they are gadgets or actual digital devices, these tools help improve the working conditions of hospital staff. The nature and type of accessories chosen will depend on the needs of the healthcare facility and the level of precision desired in cleaning services.

La tablette durcie intégrée : le must-have de votre chariot de bionettoyage

To coordinate interventions from your bio-cleaning cart, the rugged tablet is the perfect accessory. When interfaced with bio-cleaning tracking software like MoveWORK Flow, it becomes a considerable performance enhancer.

Thanks to its robust structure, the rugged tablet is designed to withstand all kinds of challenges: shocks, falls, liquids, high and low temperatures… This tool will endure potential splashes of disinfectant, bleach, or other products, ensuring long-lasting durability.

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With its camera, hospital service agents can easily report anomalies encountered in their service by taking photos. The rugged tablet has a long-lasting battery life, with a battery that can last up to 900 hours, even under heavy usage.

MoveWORK Flow : the software allowing a perfect biocleaning

To maximize the performance of cleaning staff, bio-cleaning tracking software is an essential ally. Without a real-time management and monitoring platform, reaching the highest standards is challenging.  MoveWORK Flow  is the intervention traceability platform designed for healthcare facilities.

First and foremost, software like MoveWORK Flow digitizes all bio-cleaning protocols. It’s impossible for cleaning staff to memorize cleaning processes with hundreds of steps. To prevent errors or omissions, all protocols are digitized and presented in the form of checklists. Floor washing, furniture cleaning, window disinfection, hand sanitizer replacement… everything is listed in a user-friendly application. The hospital service agent simply needs to validate the bio-cleaning steps as they go, in real-time, on their mobile device.

Next, MoveWORK Flow allows you to monitor all the flows and interventions in your healthcare facility in real time. Room occupancy, patient discharges, ongoing bio-cleaning… With a clear overview, cleaning staff know exactly where to act and when to intervene. No more floating post-its between care units, no more last-minute replacements! Everything is scheduled in a single interface visible to all relevant parties.

Finally, the MoveWORK Flow bio-cleaning tracking software automatically measures and analyzes your sanitary standards. Compliance with bio-cleaning steps, adherence to acceptability thresholds, disinfection frequency… The quality of your interventions is monitored with precision. In case of non-compliance, the appropriate person is immediately alerted. Automatic correction scenarios can be implemented, ensuring flawless service responsiveness.

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