Throughout the world, as life spans increase and populations grow, the demand for medical facilities is on the rise. Hospitals now generate more clinical waste than ever before and with it, serious challenges for infection control and protection of health care staff and the environment.
The containment, handling, transportation and disposal of medical waste is subject to stringent legislation.
All producers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure that their waste is handled and disposed of properly. MEDsafe UK ensures that all procedures are undertaken in accordance with current UK and European Law.
As a professional you will understand that where clinical waste is produced there is the risk of serious infection spreading quickly. You will also understand that any clinical waste collected or generated by your organisation remains your responsibility. What you need is a professional clinical waste collection and disposal service.
Medsafe UK Ltd can offer you just that.
If your company has any female employees, or if women from other companies visit your premises, you should consider providing them with the means to dispose of sanitary waste ethically and legally. Here are three reasons why.
1. You may be breaking the law if you don?t provide a sanitary waste disposal bin. The ''Duty of Care'' Act 1990 section 34, demands that sanitary waste is managed to the point of disposal. Waste must be carried by a licensed carrier and a full audit trail of documentation must be available at all times. Failure to comply can lead to an unlimited fine.
This applies to all commercial premises, even if only one female is employed.
This regulation is further endorsed by the Water Industries Act 1991, which states that no items should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain.
2. You could save yourself an expensive drain clearing bill. There is no such thing as a soluble sanitary towel or tampon. Flushing them away can ? an...