Learn more about Sharps Disposal in England
Injuries from sharps waste can present a public health concern, particularly medical devices that may contain biohazardous material (such as blood and body fluids). If a contaminated sharp penetrates the skin, it can possibly spread blood-borne pathogens. Medical workers are exposed to these risks daily as they may have to handle a large volume of sharps waste and their chances of getting injured will increase.
Sanitation workers are also at a high risk of getting injured if the sharps waste is not disposed of properly. Occasionally, the public can also be at risk of injuries from sharps waste when hypodermic needles are not correctly disposed of, mainly due to injection by drug users.
Due to the risk that sharps waste poses, they must be carefully handled. Safe and proper sharps management is covered under UK health and safety legislation. The safe management and disposal of sharps waste are essential to eliminate injuries and to ensure compliance with Hazardous Waste Regulations.
It is important that we keep sharps waste out of our waste and recycling systems for the health and safety of the community. Therefore, you should dispose of your sharps waste in a strong, puncture-proof sharps disposal container or a strong plastic sharps disposal bin that has a secure lid.
One of the safest ways for you to dispose of your sharps waste in England is to hire a specialist sharps disposal company, like us. Along with our specialist sharps disposal bin collection, we can also provide guidance on how to prevent an injury. The different types of waste we clear as part of our sharps disposal services include:
• Razors and razor blades
• Test tubes.
By using a professional sharps disposal service in England, your sharps disposal box can be collected safely without any risk of injury and the sharps waste is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. The service will also maintain compliance with applicable regulations.