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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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