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Safe management of healthcare waste

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An updated version of the safe management of healthcare waste guidance manual is published.  A number of issues needed clarifying to improve…

An updated version of the safe management of healthcare waste guidance manual is published.  A number of issues needed clarifying to improve consistency of understanding and to advise of legislative changes that have come into force since publication. The changes are:

  • a change of wording from premises notification to premises registration
  • a paragraph has been inserted on the Waste Framework Directive 2011 which came into force after publication
  • Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 came into force 6 April 2012 - this needed a revised note added
  • links needed amending from the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 version to 2009 regulations
  • inconsistency of terminology ie sharps boxes, sharps containers, sharps receptacles etc have changed to sharps receptacles for consistency
  • other amends were of in a  similar vein.

Read Safe management of healthcare waste version 2.0

Note this guidance was previously known as Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01). The second edition of Safe management of healthcare waste was published in March 2011 and this is version two of the document.