trauma / crime scene cleanup
Crime / Trauma Scene Cleanup
Few things in our business can compare with the emotional and technical difficulty of cleaning up blood and bodily fluids at a crime scene or trauma scene. The reason for the event is always traumatic whether it was accidental, self-inflicted, or criminal. It takes a person with a special mind set and skill to do this type of clean up.
Did you know...
- You will often be left to deal with the aftermath of a trauma scene on your own
- The Police, Fire Department, EMTs or the Medical Examiner's Office DO NOT clean up a crime scene or trauma scene when they have finished.
- There are few truly qualified companies that can assist you in handling these complex situations
- There are serious, often life-threatening risks, such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis involved if you attempt a cleanup on your own
- There are strict governmental restrictions involving the cleanup and disposal of bio-hazardous waste from a crime scene or trauma scene. OSHA forbids the clean-up of these disasters by untrained personnel
Genesis works closely with Victim Services across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and is experienced in dealing with CVAP (Crime Victim Assistance Program). No matter what the circumstance, Genesis will quickly and efficiently respond to the need and follow strict protocols to restore the environment to safety once again.
All Genesis staff are thoroughly trained to follow a written Exposure Control Plan based on OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.1030 and WorkSafe BC’s Guidelines and Standards for Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease. Each situation is handled in two parts and are thoroughly documented. The decontamination and the restoration back to pre-loss condition. All waste is disposed of according to regulations. We use the same disposal contractor as the local hospitals and labs.
Many companies do not guarantee a complete disinfection of all affected surfaces. At Genesis, we not only Guarantee Total disinfection, we’ll prove it with independent clearance testing.