Do you do everything you can to stop your employees and customers being exposed to infection? In the UK, infection accounts for 70,000 deaths each year. There were nearly 700 new cases of occupationally-acquired infection in 2001. We know this is a considerable underestimate because most infections will only be reported if they require medical attention.

  • Bacteria live on or in just about every material and environment, from soil to water to air.  Employees might come into contact with infectious micro-organisms at work and this includes vehicles that may have been contaminated with infectious micro-organisms, originating from human remains. If you are dealing with human remains, there are a number of activities carried out that could bring your employees into contact with a source of infection.   How to control the risk... Your first duty under COSHH is to stop your employees from being exposed to a source of infection.  Unlike some chemicals, there are no exposure limits for micro-organisms and your control measures need to take into account the fact that:

    • micro-organisms can grow and multiply
    • infection could be caused by exposure to only a few micro-organisms.


    Cleaning your funeral vehicles correctly is one of the basic measures that should be in place to control the risk of exposure to infectious micro-organisms and other hazardous substances.  Any cleaning product chosen must be effective against a wide range of potentially pathogenic micro-organisms and care must therefore be taken in their selection and use. Is the product the correct strength to kill the bacteria, will it cause damage to the vehicle if the product is too strong?

    Nielsen Chemicals has created a range of products and supporting literature to ensure that these concerns are all addressed in their Professional Automotive Cleaning Range. The company’s products are chosen not only to be effective for cleaning but also to ensure the longevity of the vehicles on which they are used.  Nielsen provides instructions for use for each of their products, with up to date safety data and if required detailed reports on product efficacy against bacteria control.


    Each of the products are formulated against a microbial spectrum, and are effective against a range of micro-organisms.  The company also provide free ‘How to’ guides to cover contact methods and duration of contact time needed for maximum efficacy.  Products within their range are also guaranteed not to lose strength over time and are guaranteed for the duration of their lifecycle.


    Nielsen is committed to helping you achieve best practice in all of your vehicle cleaning requirements. To request your FREE pdf  ‘best practice’ guide for cleaning funeral vehicles please email or call our Sales Director Glen Paston on 01283 227207 or 07985 810893.

One shot

CODE: B014

  • Single application odour neutraliser and freshener for air conditioning and ventilation systems.
  • Freshens vehicle interiors and ventilation systems providing long lasting freshness.
  • Contains bactericide to neutralise odours at source.
  • Blueberry fragrance.


CODE: L351

  • Neutral water based viricide and disinfectant.
  • Effective against HIV, MRSA and Hepatitis B.
  • For cleaning blood spillages, vomit and general soiling.
  • Cleans and disinfects.

Bactericidal All Purpose Cleaner

CODE: L960

  • Multi-purpose versatile cleaner, degreaser and disinfectant.
  • Suitable for hard surfaces and fabrics.
  • Cleans bodywork, upholstery, interior plastics, vinyl, workshop floors and equipment.
  • Concentrated for performance and economy.
  • Fresh fragrance.


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