Hazardous Environment Cleaning Course

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Pathogen/Bio-hazard Cleanup
Methamphetamine (P-Lab) Decontamination

While used only in the context of professional training some themes that are discussed & seen during this course may still be disturbing or upset some people.

The Basics:
Crime-scene clean-up is a niche market within the cleaning industry. It's called CTS Decon -- crime and trauma scene decontamination -- and it involves cleaning up dangerous material. This could mean the biologically contaminated scene of a violent death (homicide, suicide or accidental) or the chemically contaminated scene of a methamphetamine lab. Crime-scene cleaners come in and restore the scene to its pre-incident state.

­When a violent death occurs in someone's home, the family typically doesn't move out of the house. The c­leaners' job is to remove any sign of what happened and any biohazards that result from such an incident. Regulations deem all bodily fluids to be biohazards, so any blood or tissue at a crime scene is considered a potential source of infection. You need special knowledge to safely handle biohazardous material and to know what to look for at the scene -- for instance, if there's a thumbnail-size bloodstain on the carpet, there's a good chance that there's a 2-foot-diameter bloodstain on the floorboards underneath it. You can't just clean the carpet and call it a day. You also need permits to transport and dispose of biohazardous waste. Companies that clean up crime scenes have all of the necessary permits, training and, perhaps most important, willingness to handle material that would send most of us running out the door to throw up in the bushes.

Instructor: Paul Pritchard

Cost: 1 Day CTS Decon Course $550 + gst, Corporate Rate (6 or more people) POA         

Date: On Demand        

Venue:  Auckland: 659 Great South Road, Penrose      


  • Quality conference venue
  • Limited class numbers
  • Morning  tea - Lunch
  • CTS Decon manual & equipment required for training
  • Certificate of Attendance

CTS Cleanup:

We also offer a 3-hour course "On Demand", which deals only with Crime & Trauma Scene Cleanup (no P-Lab content).  Contact us for dates, times.



 For all training bookings and enquiries, please contact our training co-ordinator, Paige Simmons, on:

Freephone: 0800 100 117 (within NZ only)

Phone: +64 9 579 4114


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