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Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.
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Provides specialist cleaning of a crime scene when the Garda forensics team has completed their enquiries.


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Crime scene clean-ups involve painstaking work to detect, disinfect and completely remove all traces of bio-hazardous materials, including blood, bodily fluids, tissue and bone matter, contaminated clothing and household goods, hypodermic needles, razor blades and other items that pose a risk of injury or infection. 

 


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  • Compassion and sensitivity when working with crime survivors and family members affected by the tragic situation.
  • An ability to rationally detatch from the work, which is hazardous, grueling and not for the faint-of-heart (or stomach!) is also required.
  • Good overall health and physical condition.


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No specific industry qualification or accreditation is required to set up as a crime scene cleaner in Ireland. Most of the top firms operating here have completed a three-day course run by the UK's National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners in Bristol.

Many of Ireland's large industrial cleaning companies also have crime scene cleaning units.

Last Updated: October, 2014


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Organisation: The National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (NACSC)
  Address: Bristol, UK
  Tel: 01239 621821
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