UK Government Decontamination Service

UK Government Decontamination Service

Contractors in PPE

The Government Decontamination Service (GDS) increases the UK’s capacity to resist and recover from deliberate and accidental releases of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials, and from major accidental releases of hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

We do this by providing advice, guidance, management support and contractual arrangements to support those who will be responsible for decontamination.

GDS became part of The Food and Environment Research Agency on 1 April 2009 and forms part of the Emergency Response and Recovery Programme along with the Contingency Response Team.

Page last modified: 01 April 2010
Page published: 12 May 2006

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UK Government Decontamination Service is part of the Emergency Response & Recovery Programme of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera)