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Clinical Waste Management
Managing infectious and non-infectious clinical waste is a strictly regulated process, meaning business have a legal duty of care to do it correctly. Waste Experts offer a dependable clinical waste management service that provides trustworthy clinical waste collections.
Waste Experts can help guide your organisation on the best and safest methods for handling clinical waste.
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Clinical Waste Disposal
Clinical Waste, sometimes referred to as ‘healthcare waste’, is any waste produced from healthcare and similar activities which may cause infection or prove hazardous to a person coming into contact with it. Clinical Waste encompasses a wide range of medical waste types that require responsible disposal.
Waste Experts work with all healthcare providers such as GP surgeries, hospitals, independent doctors and clinics or centres, and dental practices. We also look after veterinary services, pharmaceutical dispensaries, and research and development labs. Our services ensure full compliance with all governmental and environmental legislation including The Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012, The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 and Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Examples of clinical waste include sharps, offensive waste, anatomical waste, hygiene waste, pharmaceutical waste, infectious waste and cytostatic or cytotoxic waste. Waste Experts will guide you through the process of correct segregation depending on waste type, ensure full compliance for safe storage and handling from point of production through to final disposal. Due to its unique properties, each clinical waste steam has its own method of handling, transferring, and processes for disposal.
We work with producers of clinical waste to follow the colour coding guidance published in the Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: The Safe Management of Healthcare Waste (HTM 07-01). We also implement clear signage and extensive staff training to ensure the correct waste goes into the appropriate container.
At Waste Experts, we specialise in collaborating with you to determine the most suitable solution for your needs. Our waste carriers offer a fully accredited service, guaranteeing that you have a licensed clinical waste carrier by your side when working with Waste Experts.
managing your project efficiently
We take a personalised approach to each customer, evaluating their waste streams and implementing strategies to increase operational efficiency, reduce waste, and lower costs, all while maximising revenue from commodities. Our commitment to sustainability is evident through our high recycling rates and transparent reporting of carbon impact. With exceptional service and account management support, our customers can trust in our ability to provide top-quality waste management services.
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Safe & Compliant Clinical Waste handling
Clinical waste management is an essential service in healthcare settings to ensure the compliant disposal of waste materials. This service is critical in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers. Waste Experts offer a total waste management collection, and disposal service for all clinical waste streams. Our goal is to provide you with a cost effective solution that ensures you remain fully compliant with all relevant clinical waste legislation. Below is a comprehensive list of all of the clinical waste streams we can handle.
- Offensive waste – the most common healthcare waste stream which is non-infectious but may be unpleasant to those who may come into contact with it. Examples include PPE and wastes generated from the care of a non-infectious patient, as well as nappies, incontinence and sanitary waste.
- Pharmaceutical waste – non-hazardous medicines such as tablets, capsules, liquid suspensions, and powders.
- Sharps waste –This includes syringes, single-use metal items, and end-of-life surgical instruments. The presence of infectious organisms, chemical contamination, or a cytotoxic or cytostatic drug determines whether a sharp is hazardous. Sharps may also contain pharmaceutical residues.
- Anatomical waste – any identifiable body part such as limbs, organs and placentas as well as full or partially used blood bags. Also includes pathological and biopsy specimens. Anatomical waste may be hazardous if it has come from an infectious source or been chemically preserved.
- Infectious waste for incineration – waste that is classified as being highly infectious and requires high-temperature incineration due to a secondary contamination, be that medicinal or chemical.
- Infectious waste suitable for alternative treatment – such as PPE, dressings, and IV tubings that have come into contact with infectious bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, phlegm, bile, urine or faeces and is not medicinally or chemically contaminated. This also includes waste generated from the care of a patient diagnosed with any type of communicable disease.
Waste Experts prioritises environmentally friendly methods of disposing of clinical waste, such as through recycling or incineration, to reduce the impact on the environment. This approach also ensures that the clinical waste does not end up in landfills or other inappropriate disposal sites, reducing the risk of exposure to harmful materials.
Overall, clinical waste management is a crucial service that plays a significant role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for healthcare workers and patients. Some guidance can be found on the government website. But by partnering with a reputable and responsible provider like Waste Experts, healthcare facilities can rest assured that their clinical waste is being handled in the most appropriate and safe manner.
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