Sharps are items that could cause cuts or puncture wounds, including needles and sharp instruments.
It is the responsibility of the user to dispose of sharps safely into a sharps container. Every year a number of sharps are disposed of incorrectly, e.g. in laundry or waste bags injuring care workers.
A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidance document which can be adopted as a Policy by your organisation is available below. Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Guidance documents are available to purchase @ £69.99 – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.GP Order Form H&SC Order Form