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Safe Management Of Healthcare Wastes

The Department of Health has published guidance on management of healthcare waste. The document replaces the withdrawn health and safety executive guidance on safe disposal of clinical waste (often referred to as the purple book). The guidance focuses mainly on wastes generated within NHS healthcare activities including classifying wastes to ensure compliance with for both waste and transport legislation and segregation systems including a colour coding scheme for containment of different waste types See www.estatesknowledge.dh.gov.uk and scroll down to HTM 07 Environment and Sustainability: safe management of healthcare wastes.   

 

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