When the cause of a fire needs investigation, analysis of exhibits recovered from fire scenes for the presence of accelerants can be essential. ESG's innovative analytical techniques detect the trace levels of accelerants left behind in the aftermath of a fire, adding to its already extensive range of services.
Using its expertise and experience in exhibit traceability and chemical analysis, ESG’s chain of custody processes tracks the sample, from the site of the fire to the ESG facility, through the laboratory analysis process, to the final client report. The report crucially determines if the cause of fire was accidental, or deliberate, supporting insurance companies in their investigations. In fact, the company’s expertise is so reliable, that they can even offer expert witness.
Declan Burns, managing director, ESG, Energy & Waste Services said: “With decades of experience in chemical analysis, ESG is perfectly placed to provide support to forensic fire investigators. Add to this that we have 30 years of experience in the chain of custody of exhibits, we can be trusted by clients to ensure that the evidence collected and preserved by fire investigators is fully traceable from the site of the fire, through to the final report.”