Crime Scene Cleaning

CICS is one of the UK’s leading crime scene cleaning companies. We work alongside police and authorities to ensure safe, sensitive, and discreet cleanups after death. Call us at 0333-323-0006 for emergency crime scene and trauma cleanups.

CICS Crime Scene Cleaning Services

Our crime scene cleaning technicians are certified by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) and have a vast amount of expertise. In order to provide a service that is quick, efficient, professional, confidential, compassionate, and compliant with GBAC and NACSC, they work closely with UK police forces. To guarantee that places damaged by traumatic situations are cleaned safely and delicately, we collaborate with emergency organisations and other authorities.
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Crime Scene Statistics


According to ONS data, the crime rate in England and Wales for  the year ending March 2022 was 6.3 million surpassing the levels seen before the coronavirus outbreak. In fact this showed a 4% increase in comparison to the period ending March 2020 (6.1 million offences).

If you break that figure down into crime types, and particularly the violet crimes that lead to crime scene cleaning, there were 1,507,000 violent crimes, 710 homicides, and 49,027 incidents involving knifes and sharp instruments (a 10% increase). Knife-related violence and sexual crimes rose, with the exception of attempted murder, which fell by 9% to 441 offences. When compared to the year before to the coronavirus outbreak, the year ending in March 2022 saw lower rates of crime committed with knives (55,078 offences). This is mainly due to the fact that the number of robberies committed with the use of a knife (17,037 crimes) was still 30% fewer than in the year ending in March 2020. (24,314 offences).

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What is Crime Scene Cleaning?

Crime scene cleaning, also known as forensic cleanup or trauma cleaning, is the removal, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces containing blood and other bodily fluids from areas surrounding the deceased.
Because crime scenes aren’t the only places that need biohazard cleaning, it’s also sometimes referred to as forensic cleanup and biohazard remediation. This is because biohazard cleaning is required in a wide variety of settings. Incidents such as mass trauma, industrial accidents, infectious disease contamination, animal biohazard contamination (such as faeces or blood), or regulated waste transport, treatment, and disposal may necessitate this kind of clean-up. Accidents, suicides (or attempted suicides), homicides, and decomposition after an unattended death are also examples of incidents that may require this forensic cleanup.

Importantly, crime scene cleaning is not the removal of dead bodies, and cleaning companies play no role in this. It is also crucial for individuals immediately involved in a crime scene or trauma incident not to touch the afflicted region. Crime scene cleaners utilise PPE and specific chemicals to disinfect and neutralise pathogens transmitted by body fluids, such as viruses and infectious diseases like hepatitis and HIV.

To reiterate, crime scene cleaners only operate on crime scenes once the investigation has concluded. Anyone reporting a crime scene should contact the police directly. 


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24/7 Crime Scene Cleaning

Our specialised biohazard cleanup crews are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We remove any hazardous items and chemicals using the most up-to-date techniques, and arrange for their disposal in a safe and responsible manner.

As one of the top crime scene cleaning companies in the United Kingdom we are proud to have NACSC-trained crime scene cleaning professionals. Being part of the National Association of Crime Scene Cleaners means that our crew are well-versed in offering speedy, discrete, and thorough cleaning and disinfection services. Our skilled cleaning specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to clean up crime scenes, trauma situations, and accidents. We operate with professionalism and sensitivity, especially when dealing with delicate issues involving loved ones.

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Forensic Cleaning Services

Our forensic cleaning services provide quick, efficient, and comprehensive disinfection after a traumatic incidents. All our crime scene cleaning specialists are NACSC (National Association of Crime Scene Cleaners) trained cleaning technicians. We offer the following services.


places where tragic events have occurred need to be cleaned up quickly. A biological substance may be harmful to health. Our qualified trauma cleaners always use the proper safety gear, tools, substances, and procedures.

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Accreditation To Clean Crime Scenes

With many years of experience in cleaning, biohazard cleanups, and bioremediation we are the perfect business to partner with for ongoing work or for once of work. As members of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), we are experts in responding to and managing bio-risk situations. The staff at CICS are trained not only in bio-redemption but also in disease control and disinfection. We work carefully, for instance, in disinfecting areas that are a risk of COVID 19. That same careful methodology of ATP and swab testing is applied to our crime, police, emergency services, and trauma cleaning services.

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Bodily Fluid Spill and Blood Cleanup

Blood and body fluids pose serious health hazards (see Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH), thus it is advisable to avoid contact with the afflicted region. Professionals who clean up blood and other body fluids at crime scenes do so while wearing protective gear. Contrary to common opinion, crime scene cleaners do not remove corpses or put up forensic tents, caution tape, or other warning materials; the police are responsible for these tasks. CICS works closely with law enforcement to clean jail cells, police cars, and emergency vehicles such as ambulances. With many years of expertise in trauma cleaning, cleanup after death, cleaning up after violent crimes, bio-hazardous material cleanup, and sharps removal, we are uniquely qualified to help you with decontaminating, disinfecting, and restoring crime and trauma-affected areas.

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Trauma Cleaning Services

Trauma scene cleanup is oftentimes a sensitive and personal circumstance where the remediation of a body can occur in a home, public area, or workplace. Trauma scene cleanups, like crime scene cleans, involve bodily fluids, blood, tissue, and other biological contaminants so it’s important not to touch the affected area without wearing the correct PPE. We highly advise the use of a professional crime scene or trauma scene cleaning company that specialises in these areas. When blood or other bodily fluids make contact with surfaces they seep deep into the surfaces. At CICS we remove this trace biological material and residue from beyond the surface of where the incident took place. We use swabs and ATP testing to ensure that the affected area is clean and hygienic.

Who Is Responsible For Cleaning Crime Scenes?

Once a crime scene has been processed for evidence and released by police or the coroner’s office, it is the responsibility of the property owner or management to ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned.

This job must be performed in accordance with the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and the 2002 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

There is a legal obligation for property owners and facility managers to ensure the health and safety of workers and anyone who have access to the property. This is the reason why they should hire professionals to clean up the crime scene.

As part of a health and safety strategy, all incidents involving biohazards should be documented. The plan should assess the risk of infection from exposure to bodily fluids and include the process for decontaminating the space and eliminating hazardous material.

In addition, it is essential to do a risk assessment to determine how probable it is that your property may need crime or trauma scene cleanup, and then to respond accordingly.

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Why Should You Opt for Our Crime Scene Cleaning Service?

  1. We’re Experts in Crime Scene Cleaning – Due to the effect on their wellness, it may not be realistic to expect normal cleaning technicians to cope with a traumatic experience. We train and prepare our teams to be resilient and provide them with full assistance while they complete this tough assignment.
  2. Supporting Evidence – We will utilise the appropriate processes to restore building materials and furnishings, or provide you with documentation to support an insurance claim if replacement is necessary.
  3. Lasting Results – A thorough, professional clearance of biohazards will guarantee that there are no long-term complications, such as pest infestations including flies.
  4. Dealing with Hazardous Substances – Professionals in the field of biohazard cleanup will have training and experience dealing with potentially hazardous substances.
  5. Health and Safety Compliance – Employing seasoned crime scene cleaners will ensure employees and clients that you have addressed their health and safety thoroughly.

Our Approach to Crime Scene Cleaning

Here are some characteristics of CICS LTD UK’s crime scene cleanup service.

  1. A speedy response – We will attempt to be on-site within hours to evaluate the necessary work.
  2. Documenting the cleanup procedure – According to the requirements of insurers and loss assessors, every step of the cleaning procedure will be documented and recorded.
  3. Understanding Your Procedures – We will be cognisant of your business procedures, particularly those designed in accordance with ISO 14001, and will adhere to your quality standards
  4. Operating with Caution – Our teams will always operate with caution, professionalism, and compassion, regardless of the media spotlight or the circumstances.

We shall always show respect for victims and empathy for impacted employees and members of the public.

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What Do Crime Scene Cleaners Do?

After an incident, crime scene cleaners, also known as forensic cleaners or bioremediation professionals, are responsible for sanitising and decontaminating the site. The cleaning procedure should begin as soon as feasible to reduce the danger of cross-contamination, maintain company operations, and reduce the emotional pain of family members. However, crime scene cleanup cannot commence until police and detectives have concluded their inspection of the area. Before the cleaning procedure may begin, a member of the police force must submit confirmation in writing.

Speak to Our Experts

If you would like further information about our services you can contact on the details provided below. 

Address: CICS (Specialised Cleaning) Limited, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU


Phone: +44 0333-323-0006

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