The trauma associated with the discovery of a suicide, unattended death or crime scene can be overwhelming, leading to significant personal distress.
The potential risks associated with such a scene are significant and cannot be ignored. Blood, bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids represent a potential threat to human health and as such can be dangerous.
They are to be dealt with according to the strictest possible standards. The threat of contamination extends to water that may have been affected with human waste or bodily fluids, sharp items and objects within the vicinity of the scene.
At every point in the decontamination process, the strictest controls are applied to ensure that specialist operatives completing the task are protected.
Specialist disposal routes are employed to remove affected items from the scene, often with containers being placed into secondary containers to ensure complete control over the contents, minimising the risk of cross-contamination.
This type of scene should only be decontaminated by trained specialists working within the strictest controls. Ideal Response teams are on standby to deal with enquiries quickly, discretely and sensitively and are respectful of the site they are cleaning.