Safer Sharps

Sharpsafe® Helping to Raise Standards & Promote Safer Sharps Practice

How does Sharpsafe deliver Safer Sharps?

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EU Directive 2010/32/EU: Prevention from sharps injuries

The Sharpsafe range ensures the safety of healthcare.

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BS EN ISO 23907:2012: Sharps injury protection

Sharpsafe conforms to the latest standards.

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Safer Sharps Training & Audit System

Sharpsafe promotes safer sharps practice with targeted online and one-to-one training identified following a comprehensive SAFE audit.

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EU Directive 2010/32/EU: Prevention from sharps injuries

The EU Directive 2010/32/EU: Prevention from sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector is aimed at employers, requiring them to make appropriate provisions for health care staff in respect of the risk of sharps injuries. It is the employer’s duty to ensure the health and safety of workers.

The directive reinforces the need for appropriate levels of training and equipment. A risk assessment must be carried out and where there is a risk of exposure, employers need to identify how exposure can be eliminated. Where exposure cannot be eliminated exposure should be prevented through:

Providing sharps disposal equipment as close as possible to where sharps are being used

Banning the practice of re-sheathing

Implementing safe procedures for using and disposing of sharp medical instruments and contaminated waste

Eliminating the unnecessary use of sharps

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BS EN ISO 23907:2012: Sharps injury protection

We’ve been working hard over the past 35 years to improve and maintain the highest standards for our Sharpsafe containers.

Continuing this trend we have been awarded the BS EN ISO 23907:2012 – Sharps injury protection. Requirements and test methods. Sharps containers standard from the British Standards Institution.

This standard includes more rigorous testing for penetration, resistance to damage and leakage after the container is dropped.

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The Safer Sharps Training & Audit System

Frontier has developed the sharps safety training and audit system; a complete system of continual assessments that incorporates an iPad based audit tool, a tailored online training portal and bespoke one-to-one training service and support.

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How does it work?

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We Audit

The Frontier team will carry out an audit using an iPad to identify existing practice.

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We Train

Our online training portal provides information and training resources to all users and through a secure login area can deliver bespoke training packages as agreed with clinicians or identified during the Sharpsafe iAudit.

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We Support

We support the e-Training bespoke training package with one-to-one training and educational support material.

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We Repeat

We repeat the Sharps Safety Training and Audit System regularly as part of a continual assessment process.