Healthcare Waste Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) Updates
The EA has this month issued revised versions of RPS 216 and RPS 217 to reflect minor amendments. They fully replace the original versions.Read Full Story
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Addenbrooke’s Hospital – has always had an onsite clinical waste incinerator, the plant has gone through many upgrades to be fully compliant to all current regulation, one of the very few NHS Trust owned and operated left in the country.
We sell spare capacity on the plants to third party customers, and are permitted to accept all categories of clinical wastes, category 18 01 and 18 02 within the EWC codes.
We accept waste into the facility from all parts of the country, and Addenbrooke’s has an excellent reputation of being experienced and knowledgeable with customers, industry and the regulators.
The experienced team of staff were nominated for the Pell People’s Cup at CIWM Awards last year, and received a Highly Commended.
Anenta is an independent environmental services contract management partner which provides bespoke, affordable and professional services that include recycling, general waste, sani-waste, confidential and clinical waste streams
Technology focused, Anenta has invested more than £1m in developing a proprietary platform and offers its customers expert contract management from a dedicated team of highly skilled people, working closely together to deliver an efficient, cost effective and hassle free service.
Brimaid are manufacturers of sanitary bins, offering a one trip and a reusable option.
The Brimaid Bin, a single one trip bin with high operator safety ratings as it is a sealed unit which is replaced at every change.
The Ecomaidplus Bin, a reusable bin with a removable lid and a fitted loner that is easy to change and clean.
Both are designed to be slim line, discreet and aesthetically pleasing in even the smallest cubicle. Manufactured by blow moulding HDPE both bins are durable and offer cost effective solutions to washroom service providers since 1982.
BritishBins is a distributor of plastic and metal Wheelie Bins and other Waste and Recycling Containers.
In particular we supply clinical waste wheelie bins, clinical waste pedal bins and our own design of corrugated card one time burn bin, called MonoBox. We supply many hospitals, clinics, GPs and dentists.
You can see from their extensive website (www.britishbins.co.uk) that our prices are already extremely low, and they can be reduced even further for larger orders.
BritishBins has been providing wheelie bins and recycling containers for use with clinical waste for more than 15 years. BritishBins carry large stocks of bins and so we normally are able to immediately fulfil requirements. We also do many types of product modifications to match particular customer needs. BritishBins supply into the health sector based on purchase orders and so there is no need for account opening procedures or other bureaucracy.
Cannon Hygiene is a global leader in expertly serviced washroom, waste management & floorcare solutions, and a pioneer in the disposal of feminine hygiene waste for over 60 years.
Part of the renowned OCS Group of Companies, we are still a family owned company that places huge emphasis on exceptional service, innovation and Corporate & Social Responsibility. We help our customers reduce energy & water usage, minimise the spread of infection through our ‘no touch’ technology combined with the award winning ActivapTM germicide and provide a range of stylish products supported by our dedicated team of skilled individuals.
Cathedral Hygiene is an innovative organisation specialising in carrying out washroom servicing throughout the UK. We supply, install and service a range of washroom equipment such as Sanitary Disposal Units, Toilet Seat Sanitisers, Soap Dispensers, Warm Air Hand Dryers, Vending Machines, Baby Changers, Nappy Disposal Units, Air Fresheners, Water Managers, and Sharps Units.
We employ over 200 people and work from three main sites. Our head office is located in Tamworth. We also have a main distribution centre in Castleford and a telesales office in Llanelli. Our Castleford distribution centre also operates as a waste transfer station.
We have been operating under ISO accreditation 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001 next year) for the last few years for the washroom servicing activity.
Additionally, we have received our ROSPA Gold award for Health and Safety for the third year running, having held a silver award for the last 10 years.
We have been member of Safe Contractor for over 10 years and are an active member of a number of trade bodies and associations such as: Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association SMDSA, Confederation of British Industry CBI, Birmingham health and Safety and Environmental Association BHSEA, Institution Occupational Safety Health IOSH and Chartered Institute of Waste Management CIWM. We regularly attend a variety of CIWM task groups including: Healthcare and Hazardous waste and Regulation, which is attended by Government and Regulators.
Our Environment Health Safety EHS Manager is a council member of BHSEA and represents the SMDSA on the HSE WISH forum. This avails us a ready platform on which to raise any legislative or Health & Safety concerns at a strategic level.
Cromwell Polythene is a leading independent supplier of clinical waste sacks, sanitary bin liners, waste and recycling sacks. Our products, including the company’s Wave® range of disposable examination gloves, aprons and water-soluble strip laundry bags, are used by healthcare professionals, as well as specialist waste collection companies working in compliance with the latest European Waste Collection legislation.
We offer a comprehensive range of sacks, from ultra-strong sacks with very high tear resistance to economically priced sacks with a high recycled content.
In addition to ‘tiger’ stripe sacks for deep landfill of offensive/hygiene waste, yellow UN sacks for incineration of hazardous waste and orange UN sacks for alternative treatment of infectious and potentially infectious waste at a licensed or permitted facility, our healthcare range includes an extensive selection of refuse sacks and wheeled bin liners.
As with other Cromwell products, a full technical printing and bespoke size service is offered, in addition to our extensive range of stock bags.
CVS Group plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns over 490 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK, Netherlands and Republic of Ireland.
These surgeries include seven referral practices providing first class specialist treatment. We also operate four laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and seven pet crematoria. The group includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.
Daniels Healthcare, the makers of your favorite sharps container, have always met the most exacting safety standards and that remains true today with the new international ISO standard. Compliance comes as standard. You wouldn’t expect anything less from DANIELS.
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Frontier Medical Group is one of the UK's leading suppliers of sharps and clinical waste containment products.
Sharpsafe Near Patient Sharps Disposal System is a strategy for reducing needle-stick injuries offering point-of-use sharps containment products designed specifically to be taken to the patient.
Clinisafe cardboard clinical waste containers combine safer sharps with smarter waste management, helping reduce the risk of sharps injuries by improved healthcare waste segregation.
For more information visit our website at www.frontier-group.co.uk
G+N is a medical device company specialising in clinical waste and laboratory consumables. We offer expert advice on the types, sizes and colour coding of clinical waste containers to ensure your company is compliant with all the relevant clinical waste legislation.
We can supply a wide range of clinical waste containers including our best-seller, the Griff®Grip and our latest innovation, the Griff®Pac which is made from lightweight polypropylene to help reduce transportation and disposal costs. All our clinical waste containers are available in a variety of colours and sizes and are certified to UN3291 standards. For more information or to obtain a quote, visit our website or call us directly and speak to our trained sales team.
Genesis Biosciences is a market leader in bacteria fermentation and is the first company to develop, manufacture and offer both microbial and antimicrobial products and is the only company with an active ingredient for use in vapour-phase technology to be registered under the European Biocidal Regulations for their feminine hygiene waste product.
This not only facilitates biocidal claims for the sanitising product, but also empowers the prevention of any other company making unsubstantiated similar claims. To date, Genesis is the only company in this market with a registered product and remains well ahead of any competitor as the registration process and dossier production takes in excess of five years.
Golder is a global, employee-owned, organisation with over 50 years of experience in delivering solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.
Our UK business was the first Golder Company to be set up in Europe, in 1973, to provide geotechnical and environmental consulting services to a broad section of British, European and International public and private sector organisations.
We provide services to clients in the following sectors: manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, power, and urban development & infrastructure (UD&I). From over 160 offices worldwide, our 7000+ employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner. Our internal networks enable us to provide a local service at a global level.
Grundon is the UK’s largest family-owned supplier of integrated waste management and environmental solutions. Operating from depots across the south of England we work in partnership with customers to help minimise the financial and environmental impacts of their waste.
We provide a total waste management service for the reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal of waste, delivered via a combination of specialist services, contract management and the operation of our own facilities.
Our total waste management service includes the collection, treatment, recovery, recycling and disposal of non-hazardous waste streams, in addition to dealing with all aspects of hazardous waste, including contaminated waste, clinical and healthcare waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). We also offer additional services including special event waste management and industrial cleaning services.
Icomed Limited is a UK supplier of UN approved packaging for the collection, storage and transportation of clinical or hazardous waste.
Established in 2001 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, we supply throughout the United Kingdom, primarily to the healthcare sector and industry.
Our product range includes rigid plastic “burn bins” and sharps containers which conform to ISO23907 and UN Standards; and 4Gsafe cardboard “bag-in-box" containers which conform to both NFX30-507 and UN Standards. We offer liveries and colour variations to suit appropriate waste stream segregation as well as barcoding and container tracking. All of our products benefit from ergonomic, innovative, environmental and cost effective features within a programme of continual improvement.
The IWSA is a non profit making trade association of the providers of washroom services within the UK , including Northern Ireland. With around 30 members and circa 200 service vehicles on the road its main principles and objectives are;
• Create a voice on behalf of the independently owned sector of the industry
• Enable local independent service providers to work together to deliver services nationally
• Establish a common set of service standards that are recognized and upheld by each member company
• Facilitate a regular communication forum for the independent sector to improve the quality of services delivered to customers
• Provide advice and support for the independent washroom services supplier on issues such as health and safety, HR, funding etc
Initial Medical is an expert in healthcare and dental waste management, providing a complete collection, disposal and recycling service for hazardous and non-hazardous waste and offensive waste produced by businesses and organisations within the UK.
The safe management of healthcare waste is vital to ensure your activities are not a risk to human health. Initial Medical’s healthcare waste services ensure that all of your waste is stringently handled in compliance with legislation and in accordance with Safe Management of Healthcare Waste best practice guidelines, providing you with the peace of mind that you’re adhering to current legislation.
At Inspire we aim to provide the best quality washroom and waste disposal services (including clinical waste) to our customers whether they be large multi-nationals or small independent businesses.
Since 1998, when the business was formed, we have built up an enviable reputation for providing high levels of service for our customers and work with them to satisfy their individual needs.
Our services will improve the facilities of any washrooms proving commitment to the welfare of employees and customers. We have a highly experienced and professional team who understand the industry and can offer advice on a wide range of products, together with ways of saving money or reducing CO2 through use of water management systems. Our service personnel are also highly experienced and offer a discreet and flexible service.
ISYS Interactive Systems is one of the most established providers of software solutions in the UK.
Established in 1979, ISYS Interactive Systems has built a strong client base and reputation for reliable management software. In recent years, ISYS have added web and mobile solutions to the back office administrative packages, resulting in comprehensive solutions that can grow, as you do.
The ISYS portfolio of products and expertise covers a range of industries including waste management, Hazardous & Clinical Waste solutions, Recycling & EfW/Anaerobice Digestion plants solutions. aggregates, dairy and food service, mobile ticketing and vehicle tracking. Our experience ensures that we understand your business, listen to your requirements and work with you to deliver your solution.
Through our two offices, in Derby and Horsham, we deliver professional solutions with a strong team of development and support personnel. We strive to build long-term relationships with both our customers and suppliers.
All our solutions have been designed and delivered based on 35 years experience in the industry. Our solutions are simple to use, yet powerful, flexible and can be tailored to your needs.
Medisort collects healthcare waste from professionals such as NHS trusts, general practitioners, dentists, tattooists and vets.
We help them comply with the law, promise to turn up on time, operate our own treatment plant and make dealing with us as easy as possible to give total peace of mind. Medisort’s aim is to be the No 1 Service provider in the field of healthcare waste collection and treatment within the UK, creating a dedicated partnership with every customer, no matter how small or large.
The bespoke Medisort Order Processing System (MOPS) combines internal sales functions with the vehicle drivers’ instructions and continually updates the database via GPS. This means we can be reactive throughout the day, with the aim of resolving minor issues before they become problems, and often before the client is aware of any issue. MOPS generates electronic consignment notes based only on information input from the driver as the collection is made, incorporating all real world changes that crop up. In this way we are fully compliant with the documentation trail, which ensures the client’s duty of care record is accurate, complete and immediately available.
Novus Environmental (Vetspeed Ltd) is a family-run business with over 35 years experience in disposing of specialist waste. Dedicated to serving the public and private sectors, we are refreshingly pro-active and passionate about helping organisations find reliable and honest waste management solutions that reflect their unique requirements.
At Novus Environmental (Vetspeed), we safely handle all typical human and animal healthcare waste with ease and professionalism. We also have the expertise and competence to deal with far more challenging or unusual waste types than most other companies, from condemned food through to seized goods.
With fully licensed facilities and a nationwide infrastructure, we are able to provide a comprehensive and adaptable service that you can rely on. What’s more, with no minimum or maximum weight restrictions, no collection is too big or too small for Novus Environmental (Vetspeed ltd).
PHS Group is a leading workplace service provider with over 50 years experience.
Taking care of over 200,000 customers at more than 450,000 locations across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Holland; businesses trust and rely on us daily to ensure their facilities stay in top condition.
With a wide variety of products and services on offer, we strive to improve every aspect of the work and leisure environment; from the entrance to the washroom and everything else in-between.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering the best possible customer service, with our dedicated workforce of 5000 people and an account management structure designed personally for your business needs.
“PHS is a professional and efficient company that provides an excellent service. The staff have full knowledge of their services and are a credit to their company”- Synermetric
Plastic Omnium, the Global leaders in providing containers and services to the waste collection industry are pleased to offer the Sulo range of Clinical two and four wheeled bins approved for the transportation of Hazardous waste including Aerosols.
The range includes the KAB 360L, KAB 660L, KAB 770L, and KAB 1100L.
The containers are moulded from specially manufactured HDPE material which is resistant to decay, heat, frost, and many chemicals. Additionally they contain a special UV resistant additive to provide excellent ageing characteristics. The metal components are corrosion resistant and the wheels are fitted with quite running solid rubber tyres.
The containers are manufactured to the EN840 and RAL GZ 951/1 and are approved to the UN 4H2 (360L) and UN 50H ( 660L, 770L and 1100L) standard.
PLAZUR, as part of ANVI Group is dedicated to plastic transformation of packaging in the medical waste field.
With over 25 years of experience, PLAZUR collaborates with the largest health institutions to develop products, which adapt to users’ needs.
We offer four main ranges in conformity to UN requirements, local regulations and to international standards (such as ISO23907):
- PACAZUR range of in 30L, 50L and 60L) with yellow, orange, purple, red and blue lids for infectious, cytotoxic and anatomical waste.
- PICADOR sharp boxes available in 1.5L, 2.5L, 3.5L, 5.5L, 7.5L and 9L.
- 4GSAFE carboard boxes combined with a plastic bag in 25 and 50L.
- 3HSAFE jerrycans for liquids in 10L and 20L.
Our products are distributed in the UK by the company ICOMED Ltd.
Reva Environmental is an independent company, set up in 2018 by Rebecca, providing EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) consultancy and advisory services. With over 19 years’ experience, the last 15 at a global engineering consultancy, Reva can offer support to a variety of sectors including waste and manufacturing.
Reva offers the following EHS services:
Sharpsmart Ltd’s services are primarily categorised into 3 main business areas which together provide an all-encompassing clinical waste optimisation service ensuring that healthcare waste is managed in a cost effective, safe and compliant way, whilst providing an environmentally beneficial service to our customers.
The three main areas of focus include;
1. The supply of Sharpsmart and Clinismart safety collectors, these are used for the safe point of care collection, containment and ultimate disposal of sharps, infectious, medicinal, cytotoxic, pharmaceutical waste as well as the optional collection and recycling of used medical devices.
2. Sub-contract disposal of wastes under back-to back agreements with waste treatment companies accredited for the disposal of the aforementioned waste streams.
3. Training and auditing services specifically designed to ensure complete compliance and optimisation of the customer waste streams. The Sharpsmart service is currently being used by over 80 NHS organisations throughout the UK.
Tradebe was created in 1983, as a little company in Spain. Today, we operate all over the globe. Tradebe Healthcare, one of the largest clinical waste treatment companies in the UK, offers innovative clinical waste collection and disposal solutions to both NHS and private customers focused on ensuring ever greater waste segregation compliance, as well as providing long-term value to customers, shareholders and personnel.
Mission Statement –
We work internationally to offer quality, innovative environmental services that contribute to sustainable development and provide value to our customers, shareholders and personnel.
At Tradebe, we believe in:
• Minimising environmental impact - By treating waste using the most appropriate method
• Investing in technology – We constantly look into new ways to maximise resource-recovery and protect our environment
• Great service – Understand our customers’ needs and expectations.
Trust Hygiene is your perfect workplace service provider. We are one of the largest independently owned companies licensed to remove a broad range of waste from your business.
We specialise in healthcare waste including offensive, infectious waste including sharps disposal. We also collect Pharmaceutical and specialised dental waste. Our paperless systems bring a green ethos to our approach and help the client remove waste efficiently and within the guidance of the most up to date legislation.
Our multi disciplined approach can meet your requirements on various other key facilities such as washroom, cleaning products, disposables, laundry dosing expertise and mains fed water coolers & boilers.
Our aim is to provide a fully comprehensive service package to our clients that is friendly, cost effective and efficient. We are proud to be a member of the SMDSA.
Veolia is the UK leader in environmental solutions and provides a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services including secure destruction, hazardous, pharmaceutical and clinical wastes all designated to build the circular economy.
Our strategy is focused on manufacturing green products and energy, helping our customers and suppliers reduce their carbon impact by investing more than £1 billion on new infrastructure between 2012 - 2018.
Our secure destruction facility based at Tyseley in Birmingham features exceptionally high security levels and provides physical, documented and visual evidence that all consignments have been totally destroyed. Our clinical plant enables Veolia to treat and securely dispose of waste arising from NHS Trusts and pharmaceutical companies, including medical instruments and pharmaceutical products. The plant generates steam which is used to supply energy to the main Energy Recovery Facility which produces enough power for 40,000 local homes.
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