Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course

In-depth, In-person. Running since 2009.

About the course

The cleaning experts at Ultima have been providing specialist biohazard decontamination training for over 14 years.

Our Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course, running since 2009, has equipped thousands of students with the skills needed to work in this specialist industry.

Our experience and knowledge mean that we are ideally placed to teach you everything you need to know about safe and efficient biohazard cleaning.

You can have confidence knowing that you’re learning from the best in the industry when you choose our decontamination training courses!

A group of crime scene cleaning students being instructed
Ben Giles holding a training session for Ultima Cleaning Academy

Location & Dates

September 16th – 18th, 2024

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Bristol

Who is this course for?

The biohazard decontamination training course is aimed at people who work in the cleaning industry or want to enter the field.

This in-depth cleaning business course is essential if you handle biohazardous materials and want to work safely in this specialist industry.

Many students who enrol in our biohazard cleaning course have already completed training such as an NVQ level 2 cleaning qualification.

This course is comparable to an NVQ level 3 decontamination course, offering a higher level of expertise in this specialised field.

However, our commercial cleaning courses are also ideal if you have an interest in specialist cleaning and want to pursue a career in trauma cleaning. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Our biohazard cleaning training is also ideal if you want to expand your existing cleaning services.

Ben Giles - Ultima Managing Director

Day 1 : High risk cleaning and pest control

Ben Giles & Jamie Hughes

Learning outcomes
Day one provides an introduction to trauma clean up and specialised biohazard cleaning.
We will cover:

  • Collection and disposal of hypodermic needles
  • Police cell & vehicle cleaning
  • Fogging & Misting
  • Dealing with Hazardous & non-Hazardous Waste
  • Pest control module review


08:30 – 1300: Morning session

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 16:30 – Afternoon session

There is a half hour refreshment break in both morning and afternoon sessions.

Day 2 : Trauma cleaning

Ben Giles, Jamie Hughes, Wayne Voller & Tony Killick

Learning outcomes
During this part of the course, you will be taught how our professional cleaners carry out safe and efficient crime scene cleaning and decontamination control in London and throughout the UK.

We will cover:

  • Products and methods used in crime scene cleaning to remove biohazards like blood borne pathogens and other bodily fluids.
  • Effective trauma cleaning at unattended deaths, including homicide and suicide.
  • Providing an efficient and empathetic trauma cleaning service.
  • Importance of professional trauma cleaning and decontamination control – minimising the risk of exposure and infection.
  • PPE used in trauma scene clean up and decontamination cleaning.

Guest Instructors:

Tony Killick will take you through the correct decontamination procedures for floor removal in the case of residual bodily fluids.

Health & Safety industry expert Wayne Voller will provide in-depth training when working in potentially hazardous environments.

Professional trauma cleaning UK

At Ultima, our professional crime scene cleaners have been providing specialist trauma cleaning services in London for 20+ years.

Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions that you have relating to decontamination cleaning and trauma clean up in London and nationwide.

During this part of the course, you will be taught how we carry out safe and efficient trauma and crime scene cleaning.

You will learn everything you need to know about trauma clean up from the top people in this specialist industry.


08:30 – 1300: Morning session

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 – Afternoon session

There is a short refreshment break in both morning and afternoon sessions.

Day 3 : Crime scene cleaning & practical

Ben Giles, Jamie Hughes & Mark Baxter

Learning outcomes

Day three of our biohazard cleaning course takes an in-depth look into crime scene cleanup and decontamination control. Our industry experts will cover:

  • Correct decontamination procedures, equipment and products used in trauma clean up.
  • Liaising correctly with the authorities.

You will then complete practical tests in our custom-built simulation environment to put your crime scene cleanup training into practice.

Expert advice from a professional crime scene cleaner

The final part of the course is led by Ben Giles, who will give expert advice on how to build or expand your cleaning business, how to market it effectively, and how to price competitively.


08:30 – 1300: Morning session

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Afternoon session

There is a short refreshment break in the morning session.

Ben Giles

Ben Giles

Lead Instructor

With over twenty years in the industry, Ben has personally worked on several hundred trauma scenes, giving him the skills and expertise to go on to found The Ultima Cleaning Academy in 2009.

Ben was inundated with people who wanted to get into crime scene cleaning, so he set up the National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners, which is nationally recognised and recommended by leading government agencies.

Since then, Ben has trained several hundred students and businesses in specialised cleaning.

Ben is renowned in the extreme cleaning industry and has been invited to share his expertise in various high-profile interviews including LADBible and the Daily Mail.

With 20+ years of experience, Ben is considered to be one of the UK’s top crime scene cleaners and instructors.

Mark Baxter

Mark Baxter

Lead Instructor

Mark has over 10 years experience in the industry and specialised in unattended death cleaning.

Co-founder of The Academy, Mark’s ability to teach and breadth of experience places him as an ideal person to train others in how to deal with the difficulties and dangers of specialised cleaning and decontamination control.

Mark Baxter

Jamie Hughes

Lead Instructor

Jamie has considerable cleaning experience and built a successful cleaning business in Scotland, as seen on ITV’s Call the Cleaners where Jamie was invited to discuss the challenges of extreme cleaning.

Jamie became a Regional Operations Director for the Ultima Group in 2021 and delivers face-to-face training courses in both Scotland and Bristol.

This course has limited spaces

Decontamination and Biohazard Course

September 16th – 18th, 2024 · DoubleTree Hilton, Bristol

£949 (ex. VAT)

Key benefits of joining this course:

  • In-depth learning from seasoned crime scene cleaners, providing you with the latest methods and techniques.

  • A CPD-accredited certification affirming your expertise in the field.

  • Practical insights into business development, marketing strategies, and competitive pricing, equipping you to grow your career or business.

Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course - Autumn 2024

Learn from the best

Why choose Ultima Cleaning Academy?

At Ultima, we boast over 20 years of experience decontaminating trauma scenes, cleaning infectious material, collecting hypodermic needles, and sanitising buildings.

Our online Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course has been running since 2009 and our instructors have taught thousands of students during that time.

We are the ideal choice if you want to learn about specialist biohazard cleaning from the most experienced professionals in the industry.

We are proud to say that our team are industry leaders in the development of products, systems, and decontamination training courses to sanitise and safely dispose of potentially harmful biohazards.

This means you are in very capable hands to learn skills for this specialist industry!

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Those who can, teach

See our training in action

Learn from industry superstars

The man who cleans up murder scenes

In this fascinating LADBible interview, our CEO & Lead Instructor Ben Giles answers the hard-hitting questions about the ins and out of suicide and murder cleanup.

He goes into detail about the suicide and trauma clean up process and shares his story of getting into the crime-scene cleaning business.

Is the course CPD-accredited?

All of our commercial cleaning qualifications and online courses are CPD-accredited and you will receive a CPD cleaning certification upon completion.

This is a recognised qualification that confirms your learning has met the necessary Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks.

The CPD Certification Service
Ben Giles instructing crime scene cleaning students

What will I learn?

Upon completing the course, you will receive a CPD cleaning certificate in decontamination procedures and biohazard cleaning.

You can use this professional certificate in cleaning as a stepping stone to a career in specialist trauma cleaning or to grow your existing cleaning business.

Completing CPD-accredited commercial cleaning training will increase your skill set and improve your job prospects.

Vital for your business

When is a biohazard cleaning qualification required?

If your facility handles biohazardous materials like bodily fluids or hypodermic needles, then a decontamination qualification is an essential safety precaution.

Our industrial cleaning courses are designed to teach you the specialist skills needed to operate safely in this specialist industry.

A biohazard cleaning training qualification is also ideal if you want to pursue a career in trauma or crime scene cleaning.

Leading biohazard training course provider

We offer one of the UK’s leading biohazard training courses that is designed to safeguard against the risk of contamination and infection.

Accredited professional cleaning courses

At Ultima, we also offer a sharps collection and removal training course, a decontamination qualification, and many other professional cleaning courses and certifications.

All of our courses are CPD-accredited and taught by specialist crime scene cleaners and other industry professionals.

You will receive a CPD cleaning certificate in biohazard decontamination that is internationally recognised.

Get in touch to discuss specialist cleaning qualifications

Get in touch with our friendly team if you would like to find out more about our popular crime scene cleaning course or to discuss any of our other specialist cleaning training courses.

Operator decontaminating office desk

What our students say

See the value in our training

Lisa and I would, personally, like to thank all the staff at Ultima for the constant support and advice.

When we first came to the course, we scrimped and scraped and spent every penny so we could attend but within two weeks of completing and accepting the work Ultima was able to pass our way, we are no longer struggling to get by.

In fact, since we became part of the Ultima network we are pleased to say our business is back on track. You guys rock! We’re so proud to be part of your team.

Steve & Lisa Murray

Directors, Eco Clean Scotland

“We signed up for our first training course with NACSC in 2011. We have not looked back since doing this course as it equipped us with the knowledge and confidence to carry out this type of work professionally.

We now carry our anything from decomposition cleaning, vermin infestations, house clearing and decontamination/sanitising on a regular basis.

Our training even led to us doing a two part TV series for ITV about extreme cleaning called “Call the Cleaners.”

Anglea & Evonne

Founders, Dust Demons Midlands


Frequently asked questions


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Is this the NACSC course?

Yes, this CPD certified course includes all the material from the National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (NACSC) course and is still presented by the original creators.

Because the course now extends far beyond the original material which focused solely on crime scene cleaning, we now refer to it as our ‘Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course’ to better convey its scope.

This course is accredited by the NACSC and is facilitated by the Ultima Cleaning Academy which provides both our in-person training and e-learning courses.

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When are the courses held?

We aim to hold four training courses per year in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
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If your preferred dates are unavailable, we sometimes run additional courses in the year depending on demand.

Make sure to send us a message and we will make sure you’re emailed with additional dates if they become available.

Where are the courses held?

Although we are based in West Wales, our courses are held in Bristol due to it being easily accessible to most of the country by road, rail and air.

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How much does the course cost?

The course is £949 exclusive of VAT and this includes a buffet lunch on each day. Light refreshments are available throughout each course session.

We do offer discounted pricing if your company is considering putting five or more people on the course. Please contact us for details.


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Do I need other qualifications?

No previous qualifications are necessary – the course will teach you everything you need to know about trauma cleaning and biohazard decontamination.

Do I receive a certificate?

Yes. Once you have completed the three-day course and passed the post-course assessment you will receive your certificate.

To become an approved contractor with our services division, Ultima Environmental, you will then need to provide us with copies of your waste carrier licence and liability insurance.

Our compliance team will then contact you to verify that you are using the correct equipment and procedures and that you meet our operational standards.

Once approved, we will be able to pass you work should it become available in your area of coverage. The details of how this works is covered during the course.

Is there accommodation nearby?

The course is held at the DoubleTree Hilton Bristol North and we recommend delegates stay at this location for convenience.

We cannot guarantee room availability, however, especially if the course you wish to book is only weeks away. Please check with us or the venue first before booking if you wish to stay onsite.

If you have any specific requirements, including dietary, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate you.

Can international students apply?

Yes! International students are welcome to apply for any of our cleaning training courses and qualifications.

I have a different question about the course

Mark Baxter and Jamie Hughes of Ultima Cleaning Academy

Prefer to learn online?

Find out more about our cleaning courses online

Our online training courses take place via the e-learning platform and offer the ultimate flexibility.

You can complete online course modules at a time and place that suits you and fit learning around your lifestyle. Upon completion, you will receive a CPD cleaning certificate in your chosen topic – this will be emailed to you in an online format.

You can visit the Ultima Cleaning Academy to learn more about our online cleaning courses and qualifications. New online cleaning courses and qualifications are being added all the time, so make sure you check in regularly!

Get in touch if you have any questions about our in-person training or online cleaning courses, we’re always happy to help.

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