This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to as ‘Safe disposal of waste (including sharps)’ by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
All staff are responsible for the safe management and disposal of waste. Waste is potentially hazardous and if not disposed of correctly can result in injury or infection.
A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Guidance documents is available to purchase @ £69.99 – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.