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BVM Clean Scene joins the Facebook Community

Monday, November 29, 2010

BVM Clean Scene has now joined the popular Facebook social networking community to stay even more up to date with its growing list of customers and suppliers.  Keep checking back at our site to see what the last developments are in the forensic cleaning and bio-recovery industries - both here in Australia and around the world.

Posted by alan on 29/11/10 at 09:07 AM

When Will There Be Action On Mental Health?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

As we here go about our daily business, we are constantly confronted by the fallout of lame mental health policies implemented by successive governments.  It is difficult to comprehend that any government minister with a shred of intelligence and even only a tenuous comprehension of the situation couldn’t help to be moved to say to themselves; “Something here is wrong - very wrong.” It’s not rocket science.  You don’t need a degree to appreciate the appalling conditions under which our mental health patients are forced to live and to know that there is a monumental failing happening here and a dereliction of our collective duty of care towards this disadvantaged section of our community.

Posted by alan on 14/03/10 at 02:51 PM

Callan Park - When will somebody in the NSW Government do the right thing?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The joint announcement by the Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally, and Minister for Education and Training and Member for Balmain, Verity Firth, on 22 October that the long-term future of Callan Park has been secured is a victory for common sense in the wake of the unbridled redevelopment of Sydney and particularly its foreshores. 

There will undoubtedly be be much celebration in some quarters - the news release stated that “Callan Park is a special place for families and residents of Balmain and Sydney’s inner west,” Ms Firth said. “It is protected for them now and into the future.” Well, perhaps we should be exceedingly happy for the good folks of Balmain and Sydney’s inner west?  But there are also losers in the deal and these are precisely those people for whom the facilities at Callan Park were originally intended, namely the mentally ill.  In the release there is much chest-beating regarding the area’s bucolic appeal but not once was there a reference made to the mentally ill.

It is insanity in this day and age that the facilities provided by the NSW government for the mentally ill are, at best, almost non-existent.  We can find $30m for a V8 car race but clearly the mentally ill do not rate at quite such a high level of priority with our lords and masters in Macquarie Street.

When no facilities exist for the chronic mentally ill they are forced to exist within the wider community and, in most cases, they are clearly not physically able to cope with the daily trials of just living.  Time and time again, here at BVM Clean Scene, we see the evidence of mentally ill people failing hopelessly at trying to support themselves within the community.  Their properties become so squalid and/or pest infected that they are totally uninhabitable by humans.  In fact, most places you wouldn’t even keep an animal - you’d be reported to the RSPCA.  The fortunate ones are temporarily relocated whilst we restore the property to a habitable state.  They will return later and, sadly, so will we as the living conditions will just deteriorate once again - an endless cycle.

But regrettably, they are the unfortunate ones.  They die a lonely death in filth and squalor.  Nobody to look after their needs for them.  Nobody to care for them.  Nobody that cares about them.  These are unfortunate members of our community who have been dealt a very bad hand of cards in the game of life.  They are as they are through no fault of their own.  But nobody in Macquarie Street seems willing to make a stand and a commitment to remedying the situation.

Despite the current economic woes, Australians in general, and NSW residents in particular, lead a very comfortable lifestyle.  We are recognised around the globe as being one of the best places on earth to live.  That being so, what a pity we can’t find the wherewithal to address the desperate needs of a section of our community who look to us for such a long overdue helping hand.

Posted by alan on 28/10/08 at 09:44 AM

More Certification for BVM Clean Scene

Monday, July 14, 2008

BVM Clean Scene’s Managing Director, Pam Marsden, has recently returned from undergoing additional training and certification in the US.  Pam attended the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS) in Piedmont, South Carolina, where she completed courses in Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery as well as OSHA certified training in Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communications, Respiratory Protection, Lockout/Tagout Awareness and Confined Space Operations Awareness. 

Pam’s sharing of her added skills and increased appreciation of trends within the US bio-recovery industry will only serve to further strengthen BVM Clean Scene’s position as the pre-eminent provider of bio-recovery services within Australia.

Posted by alan on 14/07/08 at 01:06 PM

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