This standard describes the strategies to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing injury and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item, or location. This Standard assumes that all scenes have been released by policing administrative organisations.
It is advisable for professionals to use professional judgement throughout every single task. However, the use of professional judgement is not a licence to deviate from this standard. Before deviating from the standard of care (e.g., “will” or “should”), the professional should document the circumstances that led to such a decision, inform the relevant stakeholders, and, without any undue delay, report the communication before proceeding.