We offer a free Hazard Identification Service which can provide a rapid evaluation of unknown chemicals or materials at a crime scene.
This service is provided during our office hours which are 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. If you require this service, please call us on +44 (0) 1772 715050 to advise that support is needed.
Simply email your scaled photographs of the objects or materials, and we will provide initial guidance on hazards, possible offences, and advise which agency can provide you with additional support. Please note that identification of unknown substances cannot be carried out remotely, so in the majority of cases, we can provide you with guidance on how to proceed.
Information to include:
- The circumstances of the initial response to the scene
- Images of the general location, the specific area, and the item(s) of interest
- Any data that may have been provided by detection equipment used
- Witness information with respect to odours, coloured smoke, or damage to vegetation
- If someone has been injured, provide all medical information on symptoms
Free Hazard Identification is accessed by emailing your photographs and information to: hazardID@alectoforensics.com
For further information in confidence, please contact us: Alecto Forensic Services
+44 (0) 1772 715050
Please note that this service is not open to members of the public.