What is Sharpsafe?

Sharpsafe – is a Sharps Management System incorporating practice methodology designed to deliver safe management of sharps in accordance with HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste and current NHS ‘point of use’ disposal guidelines.

Some reasons why Sharpsafe is Europe’s favourite sharps disposal container.

  • Innovative products, services and the highest quality standards.
  • Range available from 0.2 litre to 30 litre, plus specialist clinical containers.
  • The only sharps containment system to incorporate translucent lids, protected access and point of use disposal™ (NPSD™).
  • Specimen transport bags designed for community healthcare workers in accordance with UN3373.
  • All containers conform to BS EN ISO 23907:2012.
  • Manufactured using a management system compliant to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, EN ISO 13485:2012 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004
  • The first to be awarded NF-X-30-500, the most rigorous European standard for resistance to penetration and impact.
  • Complies with HTM 07-01: Safe Management of Healthcare Waste, and current NHS ‘point of use’ disposal guidelines.

HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidelines

HTM 07-01: Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidelines oblige NHS Trusts to segregate clinical waste into specific colour coded waste streams, according to the nature of the waste:

Symbol01 SHARPS WASTE Partially Discharged
(For INCINERATION)
Partially discharged and empty sharps including those contaminated with medicines other than those that are cytotoxic and cytostatic.
Symbol02 NON-CONTAMINATED SHARPS
(For INCINERATION or ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT)
Non-contaminated sharps not contaminated with medicines including cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.
Symbol03 CYTO SHARPS WASTE
(For INCINERATION)
Sharps including those contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.
Symbol04 SOLID PHARMA WASTE
(For INCINERATION)
Solid pharmaceutical waste including medicinal waste in original packaging.
Symbol05 CLINICAL WASTE (For INCINERATION)
Clinical waste, surgical instruments and other infected clinical wastes not suitable for disposal in sharps containers or plastic bags.
Symbol06 ANATOMICAL WASTE
(For INCINERATION)
Identifiable Anatomical Waste