Are you colour confident?

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  Posted by: Dental Design      10th March 2022

When it comes to safe and effective waste segregation and disposal, it’s important that the entire dental team be confident with the colour coding system recommended in best practice guidelines by the Department of Health.

Would you know the answers to the following?

  • What colour waste bag should a used pair of surgical gloves be discarded into?
  • What types of waste should be disposed of in white-lidded containers?
  • What waste container type and colour should an anaesthetic cartridge be discarded into?
  • How should items within the same waste stream be further segregated? A) According to physical state or b) According to size.

If you are unsure of the answers to any of these questions, Initial Medical can help. They offer an array of posters designed specifically to remind members of the dental team what waste items go where and why. For your copies and to get colour confident, contact the team today.

 

For further information please visit www.initial.co.uk/medical or Tel: 0870 850 4045

 

About Initial Medical Waste Experts

Initial Medical is an expert in healthcare waste management, providing a complete collection, disposal and recycling service for hazardous and non-hazardous waste and offensive waste produced by businesses and organisations within the UK.

The safe management of healthcare waste is vital to ensure your activities are not a risk to human health.  Initial Medical’s healthcare waste services ensure that all of your waste is stringently handled in compliance with legislation and in accordance with Safe Management of Healthcare Waste best practice guidelines, providing you with the peace of mind that you are adhering to current legislation.

For further information please visit www.initial.co.uk/medical or Tel: 0870 850 4045

 

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