A WORCESTER firm could soon be called into action to help deal with the Ebola crisis.

Waste Spectrum, which is based in the city, is currently in talks with the United Nations about sending equipment to west Africa.

Managing director Neil Rossiter confirmed discussions are ongoing and a deal could be struck within the next six weeks.

The company promotes itself as "the world’s leading manufacturer of incineration systems" and its equipment would help destroy any medical equipment that is contaminated with Ebola.

This would eliminate the chance of the disease being spread by the equipment.

Mr Rossiter said: "Incineration is the ultimate form of dealing with any sort of disease, as whatever goes in gets incinerated at high temperatures so all that's left is ash.

"We genuinely want to be able to help.

"There's a lot of suffering and if we can be a part of helping deal with that and doing good then we will do.

"That can do the company good and bring more positives to the area."

However, Mr Rossiter said he is not comfortable with any workers from Worcester travelling to Africa to help out, given the infectious nature of the disease.

"I'm extremely cautious about sending any staff over there with the conditions," he said.

"We can do 95 per cent of the commissioning on site here and we can train engineers if they come to our site."

Waste Spectrum currently has a couple of machines in Haiti to incinerate medical waste as part of a clean-up operation and has been working closely with the UN there.

Mr Rossiter said any implementation in Africa depends on funding being secured.

The company's method of manufacture was described as "unique" by Mr Rossiter, who said the concrete infrastructure inside the incinerators has not failed in 20 years - meaning the equipment is seen as totally safe.

A statement on the firm's website said: "The Waste Spectrum range of emergency incinerators will destroy Ebola and any waste stream infected or potentially infected with the disease."