By: Steve Broughton5 min read
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Here are six aspects of a crime scene cleaning service you can expect from SafeGroup.
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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The SafeGroup is a Tier 1 Licenced Waste Carrier. This means we can safely remove and dispose of biohazard waste.
Offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Complete Decontamination, Odour and Bacteria Eradication.
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.
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.
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!
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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“Thank you once again for responding so quickly to our urgent deep clean requirement for the body stores.”Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Project Co-ordinator
“All in all, CleanSafe Services are a company that I would happily recommend to others and definitely use again.”Terry J Eastham, Willmott Dixon Housing Limited, Customer Service Manager
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your team for the excellent work that you did ...Southend University Hospital, NHS