Need a safe and straightforward disposal solution to PPE waste during the COVID-19 pandemic ?. Our PPE collection service was designed to do just that.
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment and includes items like face masks and disposable gloves. To keep your staff and customers protected, PPE must be handled separately to other waste streams.
Visitors as well as staff simply drop any used masks or gloves into one of our self-contained PPE disposal units.
As part of our dedicated PPE collection service, PPE waste is taken for incineration in line with the Offensive Waste guidelines.
Businesses can now easily and also responsibly dispose of face masks, gloves and other forms of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE), thanks to our dedicated collections service.
Whatever waste you are handling, it’s especially important that you follow the hygiene procedures and minimise direct contact.
Remove waste in accordance with your local clinical waste disposal policy; it may be collected by the relevant authorities, removed by an infection control team, or waste disposal contractor for incineration..
PPE Waste Disposal
We know that being COVID-secure is really important for all of our customers, and ensuring that PPE is handled separately to other waste streams should also be a key consideration within any risk assessment.
No matter what type it is, all PPE will eventually needs to be disposed of, and it is important to ensure that it is done properly.
In light of the current pandemic sweeping across the world in the form of COVID-19 many waste producers will have concerns around the handling of potentially infected items; but let’s be clear, nobody quite knows what this looks like or, more importantly, how to prevent the spread through waste.
Personal protective equipment – known as ‘PPE’ – is used to protect health care workers while performing specific tasks that might involve them encountering blood or body fluids that may contain some infectious agents such as germs and bacteria.
What We Can Do To Reduce Infection
What we can do is follow standard protocols to ensure that we are disposing of potentially contaminated waste correctly.
First and foremost: follow any training provided on how to safely dispose of materials in your premises. Your setting may have specific procedures in place with which you should be familiar and may provide you with specific equipment and substances for sanitisation and disposal.
You must wear protective Gloves when handling waste. Do not touch anything other than the infectious waste once you have put them on, and make sure you remove and dispose of them hygienically once you’re done. Dispose of them like you would any other infectious waste unless told otherwise.
Your setting will have certain procedures for moving, removing, or destroying infectious materials. Consider all stages: from storage, through handling and bagging, to transportation and laundering.
- Minimise contact, i.e. handle materials as little as possible and transfer them via routes that minimise exposure to others.
- Discard materials into a suitable container or bag. It must conform to the required standards
- Use bags that are marked or coloured for infectious waste. This includes orange or yellow bags (or signs), and text or symbols indicating the bag contains hazardous waste for treatment or incineration.
- Never fill a bag or container more than ¾ full.
- Never over fill waste receptacles.