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Initial Medical’s sharps bins provide safe storage and disposal for all categories of sharps waste. We provide an extensive range of UN-approved colour-coded sharps bins and sharps boxes to ensure waste is segregated correctly prior to collection by a local Initial expert.
Our orange, yellow and purple lidded sharps bins are designed to safely store needles and syringes, as well as other sharp instruments, preventing injuries in your practice and ensuring legal compliance.
All of our sharps containers have been tested to the most stringent quality and safety standards, ensuring the safety and legal compliance of your practice. Protect your practice by contacting an Initial Medical specialist today to learn more about our sharps bin service and receive your free compliance auditing survey.
The last thing you need in your workplace is confusion. Our sharps bin range is colour-coded according to the NHS guidelines to allow sharps users in your practice to easily identify which container their needle, syringe or other sharps implement should be disposed into.
Available in a range of sizes from 0.4 litres to 35 litres, our colour-coded sharps bins are designed to fit your working practices and include mounting brackets to place your sharps bins as close as possible to the point of use. Your local Initial Medical consultant will be able to advise you on which bin size is the best fit to make sure you have adequate container storage between waste collections.
Read more on each colour and our sharps container specifications below.
Receive your free compliance audit from an Initial Medical consultant to examine your waste disposal needs and legal requirements.
To ensure their safe disposal, all sharps bins should be closed and collected before reaching three quarters full. If your sharps bin reaches a higher point before closing, we advise speaking to your local Initial Medical consultant to arrange more regular waste collections.
The Department of Health in the HTM 07-01* advises that after three months, even if yet to reach three quarters full, your sharps bin should be disposed of in any case. As an infection control measure, you should not leave your sharps bin open for any longer than three months.
*Health Technical Memorandum 07-01, Safe management of healthcare waste, Department of Health (p.122)
It is important to give due consideration when choosing how and where to store your sharps bins.
Initial Medical's sharps bin range includes optional wall or cabinet mounting brackets, which secure your sharps bin out of the reach of children whilst in use.
You must keep your sharps containers on a temporary lock at all times. Once three quarters full, your sharps containers must be fully locked and stored in a well-chosen storage area for the safety of your staff and our collecting technicians.
Your storage area must be locked at all times and your sharps containers should be segregated from other healthcare waste products in your practice. External wheelie bins also act as an excellent solution to secure and segregate your sharps waste prior to collection.
Where extra precautions need to be taken, we also provide Safer Sharps Cabinets. These welded steel cabinets remove access to sharps containers whilst in use. They are particularly useful in high-risk environments, such as drug rehabilitation centres.
Prevent risk of sharps injuries with our point-of-use sharps disposal containers, reducing the exposure to sharps after use.
Safely store and dispose of out of date or unwanted medicines using our robust, colour-coded pharmaceutical waste containers.