Thousands of tonnes of healthcare waste is disposed of each year. Strict regulations are in place for the storage, disposal and safe management of healthcare waste due to the hazardous components that it often contains.
Healthcare waste can be extremely dangerous, causing a hazard to humans, animals and the environment. Because of this, healthcare waste must be managed efficiently and safely, to prevent harm arising to others. All employers have a legal duty to ensure that they have a safe management of healthcare waste system in place.
We can provide your organisation with specialist healthcare waste bins, collection and disposal services, to ensure that your business is fully compliant with UK law.
What is Healthcare Waste?
Healthcare waste in any by-product of healthcare. This can include:
- Sharps and non-sharps
- Blood and body parts
- Medical devices
- Radioactive materials
- Infectious wastes
- Hygiene and sanitary waste
Poor management of healthcare waste exposes healthcare workers, waste handlers, the public and the environment to infections, toxic effects and injuries. By outsourcing your healthcare waste disposal and collection to a competent and approved provider, you are ensuring that your business is fully compliant with the relevant hazardous waste regulations.
Our qualified waste advisers can provide your organisation with an efficient waste management system for your healthcare waste. We can ensure that your business has an approved safe management of healthcare waste, to provide you with protection against the relevant regulations.
The Safe Management of Healthcare Waste
Wherever you are based in the UK, we can provide your organisation with healthcare waste specialists. Our waste management providers are nationwide, and can advise your business on the best ways to implement an appropriate waste management system, in turn, saving your organisation time, money and resources.
Every business is different; that’s why we provide our clients with a personally tailored service, to ensure that the healthcare waste services they receive are suitable and sufficient for each and every organisation.
Every year, the NHS produces an average of 250,000 tonnes of waste a year, at a cost of around £40 million. It is essential that your organisation has a safe management of healthcare waste system in place, so you can save time, money and resources.
For further assistance, contact one of our advisers today to discuss your waste management options. We can provide you with free advice and even offer you a free quote on our services. So call us today for safe healthcare waste management on 0800 211 83 90.