This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to as ‘Occupational safety/managing prevention of exposure (including sharps)’ by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Sharps are items that could cause cuts or puncture wounds and include needles and sharp instruments.
It is the responsibility of the user to dispose of sharps safely into a sharps container.
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.