When applying for cremation the applicant (usually a close relation or the executor for the deceased) will need to complete two forms.
This form includes full information about the deceased and the manner of their passing. There is a list of items prohibited for cremation that must be read as part of the application’s declaration.
This is required in duplicate and describes the family’s wishes regarding the collection of the ashes after cremation. The applicant is asked to state their relationship with the deceased and confirm that the family has been consulted regarding the cremation and how the ashes will be disposed of following cremation.
To prevent the risk of explosions and the release of carcinogens or fumes during cremations, a number of things are not allowed to be placed within coffins.
When you are preparing your loved one for cremation please make sure none of the following items are included or that they can be easily removed by Funeral Director or family before cremation.
If you have any questions please contact your funeral director.
After the cremation has taken place, the deceased’s remains are returned to the family in an urn. (Even though it is referred to as an urn, it is actually a sturdy plastic container.) Your funeral director can arrange the purchase of a decorative urn.
The urn will have a label displaying the name of the deceased person and the consecutive number. This reference number links the deceased with all Council and statutory records.
Ashes are only released to the Funeral Director or applicant for the cremation
All burial rights referred to are subject to the provisions specified in the Burial and Cremations Act 1964 and Cremation Regulations 1973 and its subsequent amendments.
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