Legislation

There are many stringent legal obligations that you must fulfil at a commercial premises.

You must ensure that the person removing your waste is either a local council, registered carrier or holds a license to dispose of waste. You are responsible for ensuring that your waste is disposed of properly and must ask for proof from your waste contractor that they are an authorised person.

Sanitary Disposal

The approved code of practice for Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 advises that:

“in the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings”

Soap Dispensers

Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states:

“washing facilities must include soap or other suitable means of cleaning”

Warm Air Dryers and Paper Dispensers

Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states:

“washing facilities must include towels or other suitable means of drying”

Additional Acts that Effect Our Work

Company Policies

To show our commitment in offering the best service possible for both customer and environment please view our company policies pdf.

Guidance and Regulation Healthcare Waste

Safe Management of Healthcare Waste (England v 2.0 April 2012) DOWNLOAD HERE

HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare waste.  DOWNLOAD HERE

Guidance on applying the waste hierarchy to hazardous waste (Defra Nov 2011) DOWNLOAD HERE

Enviromental Agency Regulartory Position Statement – Denaturing of Controlled Drugs DOWNLOAD HERE

HSE – Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 DOWNLOAD HERE

 

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