Hypodermic Needle Collection

Hypodermic Needle Collection Sheffield, Manchester, Bradford and Leeds

When a person uses hypodermic needles, it is vital that they are disposed of in a safe manner. Sharps waste can carry a lot of contagious and highly infectious diseases such as Hepatitis A, B, C and HIV. If not disposed of in a safe and responsible manner these sharps have the potential to cause harm and spread infection to other people.

To make sure that public health is of primary concern, all hypodermic needles need to be collected and disposed of by a professional team of people that have been specifically trained in hypodermic needle collection and disposal. It is very important for people to report the sightings of sharps immediately so they can be disposed off safely and to reduce the risk of contamination.

A professional hypodermic needle collection company can also be on hand to carry out searches for hypodermic needles in piles of rubbish and in areas where drug users have been present. This will help to sanitise the area by locating sharps that can be a danger to other people.

Hypodermic needle collection and disposal by incineration has to be carried out in accordance with guidelines set out by the government and the department for health and safety. In addition a thorough risk assessment must be performed of the site prior to the safe removal of hypodermic needles and other contaminated sharps.

It is not only hypodermic needles that have the potential to be contaminated by bio hazardous material, anything that can be used to cut the skin such as razor blades and knives can carry diseases.

The removal of hypodermic needles should not be attempted by anyone that does not have the appropriate training or access to the correct safety equipment. Not only will the sharps need to be removed, but the area they were found in must be fully decontaminated in order to remove the risk of biohazard contamination. In addition to which, the transportation of the sharps can only be undertaken by a company that has the specific licenses that allows them to carry such waste.

For more information on our hypodermic needle collection in Sheffield, Manchester, Bradford and Leeds call 0800 772 0716.