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PPE Disposal

Post by Alan! »

Just s quick one , and after the updated guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... e-settings in just after someone elses take on various bits of info from various bodies....

In a normal (non care) premises such as a workshop / shop , where we have no reason to believe its infected , how should the PPE be disposed ?
(I'm talking disposable gloves and the odd mask)

normal business no recyclable rubbish ? double bagged ? haz waste ? or what ?

Thanks in advance

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Re: PPE Disposal

Post by bernicarey »

We had some chat about this a short while ago regarding Care Homes.
https://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/f ... 85#p361485

In your situation, gloves and masks, then just in the general rubbish as far as I'm concerned.
There's nothing particularly 'hazardous' about it.

Even the link you provided, which is regards cleaning after a suspect/known case, only says bag up for 72 hours before chucking out with regular waste.

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Post by ScottD »

We are segregating our PPE waste (masks and gloves) by providing separate lined bins for them. We do put them in the general waste skips, except Friday's which we hold on to until Monday pm as our skips are emptied first thing on Monday mornings. This way we have secured bags and it is more than 72hrs either in the skips or stored before being uplifted.
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