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Crime Scene Cleaning

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SafeGroup is one of the UK’s leading crime scene cleaning specialists. We work with emergency organisations and other agencies to ensure areas affected by traumatic incidents are cleaning safely and sensitively.

Our specialist bio-hazard cleaning teams can be deployed at any time of the day or night. We use the latest techniques to remove all hazardous material and substances and arrange for their safe and sensitive disposal.

Safe and sensitive crime scene cleaning

Crime scenes and locations affected by traumatic incidents must be cleaned in a timely way. Biological material can be hazardous to health. Our professional trauma cleaners always use the correct protective clothing, equipment, chemicals and techniques.

SafeGroup teams are also trained to manage the technical challenges and pressures associated with crime scene cleaning. They are experienced at working in conditions that might upset conventional cleaning staff.

All activities are carried out in accordance with safe systems of work and site specific risk assessments and method statements.

Who we work with

Our specialist cleaning teams regularly carry out crime scene cleaning tasks for the emergency services, the prison service, social services, social landlords, retailers, leisure companies, and transport companies.

SafeGroup has the expertise required to clean many different types of crime scenes, including physical assaults, arson attacks, collisions involving vehicles and incidents where people have self-harmed.

For example, we have been called in to clean the inside of police cars and prison cells. We can deploy these specialist teams anywhere in the UK, from our four depots in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Livingstone in Scotland.

Need crime scene cleaning support? Call: 0800 668 1268

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Who is responsible for crime scene cleaning?

Once a crime scene is processed for evidence and released by police or the coroners’ office, the property owner or premises manager is responsible for making sure it is professionally cleaned.

This work must be carried out in a way that complies with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

Property owners and facilities managers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees and others who have access to the property. This is why they should commission professional crime scene cleaners to do the work.

Any incident involving a biohazard should be recorded as part of a health and safety plan. The plan should evaluate the risk of infection from exposure to body fluids and detail the procedure for decontaminating the area and removing the hazardous waste.

It is also important to complete a risk assessment to establish how likely your premises are to require crime or trauma scene cleaning and then to act on that information.

Why choose our crime scene cleaning service?

  • It may not be reasonable to expect regular staff to deal with a traumatic incident due to the impact on their wellbeing. We train and prepare our teams and fully support them in carrying out this challenging task.
  • There may be financial, legal or regulatory repercussions from cleaning a crime scene yourself – for example if that invalidates insurance cover.
  • SafeGroup will provide expert advice to help you recover more quickly and fully from an incident.
  • We will use the right techniques to restore building fabrics and furniture or will give you evidence you can use to support an insurance claim if they must be replaced.
  • Thorough, professional removal of bio-hazards will ensure there are no longer-lasting issues, for example pest problems, such as flies infestations.
  • Professional biohazard cleaning technicians will have training and experience in dealing with potentially harmful hazards.
  • Using experienced crime scene cleaners will reassure staff and customers that you have fully considered their health and wellbeing.

SafeGroup service – what to expect

Here are six aspects of a crime scene cleaning service you can expect from SafeGroup.

  1. A fast response. We will aim to be on site in hours to assess the work that needs to be carried out.
  2. We will start working with your crisis management team immediately to develop a plan for keeping premises open, if possible, while sealing off and sanitising contaminated areas.
  3. Every stage of the cleaning process will be documented and recorded according to needs of insurers or loss assessors.
  4. We will be mindful of your business processes, especially any developed under ISO 14001 and work to your quality standards.
  5. Our teams will act with discretion, professionalism and sensitivity at all times, even in the media spotlight and in public situations.
  6. We will always display respect for victims and compassion for affected staff and members of the public.

If you need our crime scene cleaning service straight away, want expert advice or want to know how SafeGroup can support your ongoing business continuity planning, call us today: 0800 668 1268.

It may not be reasonable to expect regular staff to clean a crime scene. We train and prepare our teams and fully support them in carrying out this challenging task.

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New customer? Here’s how it works

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Step 1 - Get in touch

If it's an emergency service you require, please contact us on 0800 668 1268 so that we can react as quickly as possible. For planned services you can contact us via the phone, our live chat facility or by completing the online form.

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Step 2 - Information gathering

In order to provide you with an estimate or quote, we will need to gather information from you first. We sometimes request pictures which can be emailed through to our team. In some instances, we may conduct a site visit and survey, this can be arranged at a time that's convenient for you.

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Step 3 - Estimate or quote

We provide you with a formal estimate or quote for the scope of works required. Once signed and confirmed, the job is scheduled and our operational team is fully briefed, ready to go!

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Step 4 - Service delivered/completed

Our team arrives on site to carry out the scope of work. Relevant paperwork (and sometimes certificates) are provided for your records. This is to confirm the job has been completed to the highest standard.

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