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  • Forensic Restoration

  • Many cleaning and restoration contractors advertise assistance to people in dealing with crime and trauma scene situations. However, the true professionals position themselves to serve all the different specialty areas of the restoration industry that goes beyond crime and trauma projects, such as illicit drug labs, hoarding situations, animal infestations, assisting with the arrest vents of the outbreak of infectious diseases, and even responding to mass casualty events.

    Having the know-how to be able to apply regulatory guidelines to categorize specific jobs as the complexity and size of the project expands means that individuals who incorporate forensic restoration guidelines into their business are truly industry leaders.

    Learning about the guidelines means that if the day comes when your organization receives a call about a situation with the following details no one on your team has to wonder "are we really prepared to deal with this?"


  • Two brothers who, over the last decade, became more and more reclusive in their apartment. Rumors in the neighborhood suggested they had cash and valuables inside and several break-ins led to them to blacking out and securing all entrances. Continued attempts to break-ins led the brothers, who had become compulsive hoarders, to set up booby traps in order to prevent people from stealing their "valuables". One brother suffered a series of health problems and was no longer able to leave the apartment. Sadly, the one sibling who was able to go out and become the caretaker fell victim to one of their own booby traps and died in the apartment condemning his brother to a slow death through starvation. Now, the family and County health authorities are looking for a qualified organization to deal with the hoarding, decomposition odours, vermin infestation, mould, potential booby-traps, and whatever else is lurking in the apartment. 

    • Individuals who understand the forensic restoration guidelines can professionally address the above scenario (which is based on a real case) because this groundbreaking seminar lays out how to evaluate the various risks and provides a template for addressing even the most difficult situations.

    • Because forensic restoration is more than crime and trauma scene cleaning, it is important that all stakeholders i.e. insurance adjusters, property owners and managers, restoration professionals who currently offers services in these areas (or wants to) should attend this important seminar.


  • Instructor

    Patrick Martens is the CEO of an Alberta company that has been in the business of teaching management and safety to the oil and gas industry since 1994. More recently, his focus has been on the integration of management, safety and the environment in maintaining a safe workplace in the restoration industry.

    Pat has Bachelor degrees in both Science and Education plus a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. The Majors in University in Microbiology and Zoology were the prime motivators for his interest in the development of the many environmental hazard seminars that he has developed and delivered for adjusters and property managers. His research and collaboration with the leading environmental researchers in the USA have provided him with the most recent mitigation practices. This research has extended beyond mould and into asbestos, lead, odour, forensics, methamphetamine, fentanyl and many others. The world is changing and it is imperative we in the industry stay ahead of the game in keeping our clients and their families safe and healthy.