The sighting or suspicion of hypodermic waste on a site can cause delays, disrupt maintenance schedules and represent a frightening hazard to the servicing and visiting parties involved.

Needle stick injuries carry the risk of blood transfer and therefore pathogenic viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Correct PPE is vital but must be matched with experience in needle waste locations, a keen eye and calm, thorough approach.

An understanding of then how to safely transfer all recovered waste from site to disposal point is essential to prevent any third parties inadvertently becoming at risk.

Proper risk control is only achieved through procedural sweeps conducted by trained and experienced operatives and using specialist equipment.

We can ensure the risk in all situations – whether live (occupant still in situ) or static (void premises) – is reduced as far as practically possible, quickly and with minimal impact/disruption.

Certification of the completed works is available on works completion and legal disposal documentation is available on request.