Sanitary waste disposal involves discarding sanitary waste in a safe and responsible manner. It is crucial that all businesses have sanitary bins in the workplace to prevent the spread of nasty bacteria and icky grime. Not only will you protect your workers from health risks, you’ll also be complying with hygiene regulations.
Sanitary bins are necessary for the disposal of feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads. These are brimming with bacteria and germs, which can cause illness and contamination if not correctly discarded. Sanitary bins are ideally designed with a lift-flap mechanism which requires minimal contact, having an anti-bacterial liner which can kill 99.99% of germs. For female employees with children, having a nappy disposal unit which is frequently replaced can also minimise the chance of germ transfer.
This is where A.R.C. can help!
In the UK Sanitary waste disposal is governed by legislation, its primary purpose is to ensure sanitary waste is disposed of in a safe and hygienic manner, the legislation is governed by:
•The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 - Recommends that all businesses should ensure all female toilets are provided with an appropriate unit/bin for disposing of sanitary waste.
• The Water Industries Act 1991 – States no sanitary waste should be flushed away that may cause harm to the sewer system or drains.
• The Environmental Protection Act 1990 - Imposes a Duty of Care on businesses/organisations who produce, keep or dispose of controlled waste including sanitary waste.
As a business, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that you produce, store, transport and dispose of your business waste without harming the environment. This is called your duty of care. The duty of care has no time limit. You are specifically responsible for your waste from when you produce it until you have transferred it to an authorised person, however your duty does not end when you hand over the waste to the next holder. It extends along the entire chain of management of your waste. If you think that your waste is not being managed correctly, you must take action to check and prevent this.
Not only are sanitary bins essential for eradicating invisible germs, they are also crucial for the disposal of hazardous waste and sharp objects in accordance with British regulations.
Luckily, A.R.C.’s sharp disposal containers and sanitary waste disposal units are suitable for all workplaces, enabling staff and visitors to responsibly dispose of dangerous waste.
A sharp waste bin is especially important for the disposal of sharp objects, ranging from needles, broken glass, razors, scalpel blades and broken plastic pipettes. These sharps can cause severe injuries such as cuts and puncture wounds. However, they can also be contaminated with body fluids, blood, toxins, or hazardous chemicals which can pose serious health risks to individuals.
At A.R.C. we work with you to make the basics better. You set the service schedule, and we’ll get on with the job of collection and disposal of sanitary bin bags with every visit.
We cover London and Surrey areas.
We will manage the entire process for you at competitive price.
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