Clinical Waste Management Stafford
Honesty, integrity, and ethics are at the heart of every aspect of our business. With our unique value proposition focused on personalised customer service and execution, we give ourselves a competitive advantage over the competition. As an environmentally conscious organisation, we encourage companies we work with to separate their clinical waste from other recyclables to prevent contamination and the waste consequently filling landfills.
On-site collection, transportation, and disposal of medical waste are all available from us. Our company disposes of all forms of clinical waste in a safe manner with affordable prices. Get in touch with us on 0800 211 8410 for your obligation free quote as well clinical waste disposal bags and bins.
What is Clinical Waste?
The term “clinical waste” includes all waste resulting from a clinical activity, including those that involves health care, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, skin penetration, and any waste that contains:
- human tissue (other than hair, teeth, or nails)
- animal tissue,
- or other waste from animals used for medical research,
- bulk bodily fluids or blood visibly blood-stained body fluids,
- materials or equipment laboratory specimens or cultures animal tissue
Clinical Waste Management Stafford
To minimize waste in the health-care industry and to manage it effectively, segregation (separate) and identification of waste are vital. When waste is handled, treated, and disposed in an appropriate way, it saves money and protects the public’s health. It is the producer’s responsibility to segregate the waste, to do so as close as possible to the point of generation, and to maintain the separation in storage facilities and during transport. It is imperative that the same type of segregation mechanism is used across the country.
In order to identify the types of waste generated by health care, it is best to sort them into colored plastic bags or containers. In addition to waste container colour coding, the following practices are recommended:
• Sharps should all be gathered together, whether or not they are contaminated. Puncture-proof containers (typically constructed of metal or high-density plastic) should have coverings. They should be stiff and impermeable so that not only the sharps but also any remaining liquids from syringes are safely retained. Containers should be tamper-proof (difficult to open or break) and needles and syringes should be rendered useless to deter usage.
Infectious waste bags and containers should be labeled with the international infectious substance symbol.
• Highly infectious waste should be autoclaved as soon as feasible if at all possible. As a result, it must be packaged in bags that are compatible with the intended treatment method, such as red bags that may be autoclaved.
• Cytotoxic waste, which is mostly generated in large hospitals and research facilities, should be collected in sturdy, leak-proof containers with the words “Cytotoxic wastes” prominently labeled on them.
• Infectious waste and small volumes of chemical or pharmaceutical waste can be gathered together.
Swabs used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes (such as syringes) and low-level radioactive infectious waste can both be collected in yellow bags.
Anyone involved in the creation, handling, or disposal of health-care waste has a general “duty of care,” which means they must guarantee that waste handling and associated documentation adhere to national rules. With Stafford Waste, you can rest assured that your clinical waste will be handled and disposed off in a manner that is in line with the clinical waste management regulations and the law.