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Provides specialist cleaning of a crime scene when the Garda forensics team has completed their enquiries.
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.
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
|Organisation:||The National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (NACSC)|
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