Sharps Handling

Sharps Handling

An increasing risk to bus and coach industry staff is posed by ‘sharps' found on vehicles when cleaning duties are being undertaken. Usually these take the form of discarded needles from drug users, but a more legitimate type of sharps would be a diabetic ‘pen' or needle.

Under Health and Safety legislation all employers have a duty to carry out risk assessment on the activities of all employees. The Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 state that every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work and the risks to the health & safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.

Minimise Your Risk now offers a ‘package' of a generic risk assessment, a safe operating procedure and the practical ‘control' of a sharps removal kit.

The basic pack cost £15 inclusive of postage and packing (risk assessment, safe operating procedure and one sharps removal kit) and additional removal kits are available at £5.95 (plus £6 postage and packing if not part of initial order).

This product includes a risk assessment
Alec Horner


Minimise Your Risk
11 Chatsworth Park
Telscombe Cliffs
East Sussex
BN10 7DZ
07905 365717


Minimise Your Risk was established in 2002 and can provide health & safety, risk management and training for all sizes of organisations.

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