Sharpsguard Sharps-Collect Sharps Kit (Case of 12)
When collecting sharps such as needles and syringes, the risk of spreading infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and other bloodborne viruses is incredibly high. The Sharpsguard Sharps-Collect Sharps Kit (Case of 12) combines a 0.5L sharps container with a range of items that are essential for reducing the risk of spreading infections.
About the Yellow 0.5L Sharps Container
The Sharps-Collect Sharps Kit includes a yellow 0.5L sharps container, which is designed for storing sharps contaminated by medicinal products (excluding cytotoxic and cytostatic waste) ahead of disposal. The solid structure features a non-return valve, which helps to ensure that the contents of the container will not slip out and cause potential hazards.
As the container can be moved around frequently when collecting needles and syringes in public places, the front label will help keep essential details at hand. It includes space for writing information including the container’s location, department, and start date.
Included in the Kit
Alongside the sharps container, the sharps kit includes a range of accessories that will help prevent the spread of infection when collecting sharps for disposal. Items included are as follows:
- One disinfectant spray
- Two clinical waste bags
- Two pairs of disposable tweezers
- Two pairs of disposable gloves
- Four antiseptic wipes
The tweezers and gloves will make it easier to pick up sharps while minimising the risk of items coming into direct contact with the skin. Both the disinfectant spray and antiseptic wipes will improve hygiene and reduce the risk of the spread of germs and infections.
The yellow 0.5L sharps container conforms to BS EN ISO 23907:2012 ‘Sharps Injury Protection – Requirements and Test Methods – Sharps Containers’. This ensures it meets the specifications required by the standard for the disposal of sharps.
Conforming to the standard will help provide assurance that the Sharpsguard Yellow 0.5L is a safe and reliable option for storing sharps for incineration in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.