Decontamination and Biohazard Cleaning Course

In-depth, In-person.

We provide accredited and rigorous training in our biohazard cleaning course which preserves the health and safety of cleaning operatives and others, while enabling the police and other bodies to ensure that they are meeting their statutory responsibilities.

Our decontamination and biohazard cleaning course is one of the leading biohazard training courses in the UK.

It is taught by professional crime scene cleaners and covers everything that you need to know about safe and efficient trauma cleaning in the UK.

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Day 1 : High risk cleaning and pest control

Ben Giles & Melvin Knapp

Day one provides an introduction and overview as to what will be learned through the cleaning training course.

We will cover specialised biohazard cleaning with a focus on the safe collection and disposal of hypodermic needles found in vehicles, public spaces and other high-risk environments.

Police cell cleaning is also covered in the day one session in addition to a deep dive into pest control and the safe use of insecticides.


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, Wayne Voller & Tony Killick

Day two of the biohazard cleaning course focuses on trauma cleaning and the safe cleaning of blood borne pathogens, which products to employ to achieve this, and how trauma cleaners keep yourself and others safe by utilising the correct PPE.

During the forensic cleaning course you will receive specific training on dealing with unattended deaths, including homicide and suicide scenes.

You will also learn how professionals carry out trauma clean up in a practical and empathetic manner.

Tony Killick will take you through the correct procedures for floor removal in the case of residual bodily fluids and Health & Safety industry expert Wayne Voller provides in-depth training when working in potentially hazardous environments.

Trauma Cleaning UK

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

Trauma scenes – like road traffic accidents and homicides – must be sanitised quickly to reduce the risk of exposure and infection.

During this part of the course, you will be taught how we carry out safe and efficient trauma cleaning in London and throughout the UK.

You will also discover the methods that crime scene cleaners use in forensic cleaning to sanitise crime scenes and remove biohazards like blood and other bodily fluids.

Our industry leaders will be on hand to answer any questions that you have relating to crime scene cleaning and trauma clean up in London and nationwide.


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 & Mark Baxter

Day three of our crime scene cleanup course begins with an in-depth look into the correct procedures, equipment and products used in crime scene cleaning and how to liaise correctly with the authorities.

Mark Baxter will then assess you in our custom-built simulation environment, as you carry out practical tests based on your learned experience over the last two days of the course. 

The final session is led by Ben Giles where he will conclude the course with invaluable advice in building or expanding your 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 expertise and experience to go on to found The Academy in 2009.

Since then he has trained several hundred students in specialised cleaning.

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.

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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.

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

We also offer a sharps training course, a decontamination qualification, and many other professional cleaning courses and certifications.

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

Get in touch with our team if you would like advice on specialist qualifications such as crime scene cleaning training or for more information about our cleaning training courses.

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Frequently asked questions

1. 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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2. When are the courses held?

We aim to hold four courses per year in spring, summer, autumn and winter. You can see all available course dates below.

If your preferred dates are unavailable, we do sometimes run additional courses in the year depending on demand.

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

3. 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 both road and rail.

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4. How much is the course?

The course is £750 exclusive of VAT and this includes a buffet lunch, in addition to light refreshments during the sessions, on each day.

We do offer discounted pricing if your company is considering putting 5 or more people on the course. Please contact us for details.

5. Do I receive a certificate?

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

Once we have the necessary legal requirements from you (including your waste carrier licence and insurance details) you will also become an approved contractor and as such this means our services division, Ultima Environmental, will be able to pass you work if it becomes available in your area of coverage.

There is more detail provided on how this works as part of the course itself.

6. Is there accommodation near to where the crime scene cleaner courses are held?

Yes. We have arrangements with local hotels in Bristol, details of which we will pass onto you when booking the course.

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

7. I would like to take the course, but I’m worried about Coronavirus. Is it safe?

We are too and your safety and our own is paramount. We will not run the course unless absolutely safe to do so.

We strictly adhere to all requirements and governmental advice on how to safely conduct the courses amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

If you have any specific concerns, please contact our team.

8. What products do you use during your training? 

As a leading cleaning equipment supplier, we use our own innovative range of industrial cleaning supplies and technologies. Decontamination ranges such as Byotrol products, PPE, specialist cleaning supplies and more.

Why choose Ultima Cleaning Academy?

Learn from the best in the business

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

We are industry leaders in the development of products, systems, and training to sanitise and safely dispose of potentially harmful biohazards.

This means you are in very capable hands to learn skills for this specialist industry! Click here to take a look at our team of expert trainers.

Value of our training

We have developed an excellent working relationship and Ultima often contacts us to carry out contracted work on their behalf, for which we are extremely grateful.

If you are considering taking your cleaning services to the next level then we wholeheartedly encourage you to take this course and join the network of expert cleaning companies who have been brought together and trained by Ultima.

Jamie Hughes

Managing Director, Premier Specialist Cleaners

2021 course dates

Spring 2021

March 1st, 2nd & 3rd

These course dates are now fully booked

Autumn 2021

September 13th, 14th & 15th

These course dates are now fully booked

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Summer 2021

June 14th, 15th & 16th

These course dates are now fully booked

Winter 2021

November 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Only 6 places remaining!

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Ready for the challenge?

Learn more about our online specialist training courses

You can visit the Ultima Cleaning Academy to learn more about our specialist cleaning training courses and qualifications.

New courses are being added all the time, so make sure you check in regularly!

If you have any questions about our training courses then give us a shout, we’re always happy to help.

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