Clinical Waste Segregation
Clinical waste and non-clinical waste must be separated.
Organisations should assess each type of material for hazards before segregating, and disposing of it correctly.
The correct segregation of sharps waste in particular, demonstrates strong health and safety governance.
To support this, we can provide best practice training and guidance, along with a range of effective sharps containers. This helps minimise the risk of needle-stick injuries to staff and others.
Clinical waste must be tracked and records kept of when received and disposed of. Organisations will usually need to complete a hazardous / special waste consignment.
Consumables and Containers
Organisations must also ensure that clinical waste is stored and transported in suitable containers, while regularly checking that storage containers are intact and that there is no risk of pollution.
We are able to supply a range of consumables and containers including wheelie bins with capacities ranging from 240lts up to 1100lts. Our wheeled bins comply with the highest international standards, including those required to meet infectious (clinical) waste.
Clinical Waste Disposal Processes
Clinical waste should be treated as hazardous / special waste as a clinical waste is hazardous/special waste with two exceptions:
- medicines that are not cytotoxic or cytostatic
- clinical wastes from municipal sources that are not associated with healthcare
The disposal of clinical and sharps waste is a specialist field, in which UKFMC possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are one of the country’s few waste management companies using rotoclave technology to sterilise clinical waste. We also provide a complete destruction service for your sharps waste.