Each area has a defined technical capability which can be utilised when needed. For fingerprint development we have allowed for cyanoacrylate processing, chemical enhancement, conventional powder processing for either dry or wet/damp articles. The DNA enables the recovery of DNA for external analysis. All DNA equipment is stored within the controlled area and replenishment stock is maintained in the storage area within the vestibule area.
The photographic room is the technical hub of the unit and combines both visual examination using forensic light source and imagery using the scan tablet. The progression through fingerprint development to photography is the reason for the connecting rooms and why DNA has been isolated from this area.
With emphasis on maintaining a clean work environment the gowning of PPE has been placed in an isolated cell. This has a double door entry system to the DNA room where this is most vital. Any user within the unit can be gowned up prior to conducting any form of forensic work and dispose of used PPE in designated hazardous bins.
Daily and weekly cleaning protocols will be provided to ensure the triage unit remains a clean working environment and all chemicals required are built-in to the unit for use.