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Engineer - Carbon

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Provides specialist cleaning of a crime scene when the Garda forensics team has completed their enquiries.


The Work header image

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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