A wide range of waste is produced in nursing and residential care homes. Managing it safely is the responsibility of every healthcare professional. The right type of container must be used for each type of waste, including various colour coded sacks for infectious waste, for instance.
All waste needs to be dealt with effectively, not only for infection control and prevention, but also to make the best use of our resources. By ensuring waste management is a key focus in nursing and residential care homes, staff can ensure they are playing their part in a sustainable future, whilst maintaining a high standard of care and health and safety for residents, visitors and staff.
Any liner used in a healthcare setting – whether for hazardous, sanitary or general waste – should have been independently tested to prove its effectiveness and safety. Buyers in the healthcare industry should look for recognised quality standards such as the CHSA Refuse Sack Standard and EN standards, such as EN13592, alongside ISO quality management principles.
Cromwell Polythene is a major supplier of waste management solutions to the healthcare sector and an active member of the Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association. We offer a full range of sacks for clinical waste management, from ultra-strong sacks with very high tear resistance to economically priced sacks with a high recycled content.