Clinical Waste Management Bristol
Collecting and managing clinical waste from hospitals, clinics, and labs, whether infectious or hazardous has never been easier or safer with Bristol Waste. Managing clinical waste ethically necessitates adhering to a set of specific guidelines. Bristol Waste holds a range of certificates and accreditations by prominent national and international institutes with the ideal to make us fully equipped and licensed to handle clinical waste management. That means if you collaborate with us, you do not have to worry about whether or not your waste is in good hands.
Give us a call on 0117 369 0910 or fill in the form on the right hand side for a quick and easy quote that holds no obligation. Should you require clinical waste containers such as sharp bins or clinical waste plastics, we can offer that for you. You also don’t have to worry about collecting them as we can do a free drop off. Contact us today.
What is Clinical Waste?
Clinical waste is any waste resulting from medical care, nursing, dental work, pharmaceutical use, skin penetration or any other activity related to clinical practice and is potentially hazardous. It includes waste containing any of the following:
- All other human tissues (excluding hair, teeth, and nails)
- Body fluids or blood
- Visibly stained or blood soaked materials such as bandages and gauzes, wound dressings and swabs.
- Laboratory specimens or cultures
- Waste material from animals that was used for medical research.
- Syringes and needles, as well as other things classified as “sharps” – such as lancets, test tubes, scalpels, trocars, and so on
- Drugs and/or pharmaceutical products
- Soiled personal protection equipment (PPE)
Safe Management of Clinical Waste Bristol
Healthcare waste management is a critical component of ensuring that healthcare activities do not present a risk of infection and are properly managed. Many various types of waste, especially waste that are deemed hazardous such as clinical waste require permits and licenses for storage, transfer, treatment, and disposal. In general, a permission or license is not necessary for the storage of this waste on the production site, as this may be covered by a regulatory exemption. So, you do not need to have a permit to store your clinical waste on-site; however the waste management company you choose as your waste management partner does require it.
Waste has become a top priority due to its large carbon footprint. It comprises emissions from the manufacturing of products that are eventually discarded; product transportation, as well as transportation connected to waste disposal; and treatment and disposal arrangements such as alternative non-burn technologies, incineration, and landfill methane. This emphasizes the necessity of reusing, recovering, and recycling things to the greatest extent possible, which should be reflected in the work Bristol Waste has done through our existing clients testimonies.
Clinical waste producers must guarantee that waste is efficiently segregated to ensure that it is processed and disposed of appropriately, in accordance with the duty of care and pre-acceptance audits for England and Wales. Our clinical waste bins will make it easy for you to segregate your waste and remain compliant.