By: Chris Macdonald3 min read
The SafeGroup is one of the UK’s leading sharp removal and disposal specialists. Used syringes and needles pose a huge health risk. In our experience needles can be found anywhere, in houses, under furniture, in undergrowth, in litter or behind bins – all the places that someone unsuspecting may put their hand. The SafeGroup will safely remove and dispose of sharps, once we have removed all sharps the area will be treated with medical grade disinfectant which will completely eliminate any bacteria and viruses.
The contaminated area will be isolated and sealed (if internal), and the biohazard team will remove all drug paraphernalia and needles. These will be put into a yellow sharps box (along with any cleaning materials generated) which is then sealed and transported for incineration at one of our suppliers plants. As licensed waste carriers, SafeGroup’s technicians are trained to handle and dispose of all sharps (classified as clinical waste) and perhaps most importantly, provide you with certification that we have made the area safe. We will also provide you with waste transfer paperwork for your file, as required by the regulations outlined in the 1990 Environment Act.
You will not always see a needle on the ground and therefore be unaware that potential sharps may be present. There are however some tell-tale signs to look for. If you see any of these signs it’s time to give us a call and enquire about our sharps removal and disposal service:
There are three primary diseases that are transmitted by used needles. These are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. All three are transmitted from an infected person’s blood directly into an uninfected person’s bloodstream.
Our rapid response team can be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call.
We have offices located in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
The SafeGroup is a Tier 1 licensed waste carrier, giving you peace of mind that we can legally and safely dispose of your hazardous waste.
If it's an emergency service you require, please contact us on 0800 668 1268 so that we can react as quickly as possible. For planned services you can contact us via the phone, our live chat facility or by completing the online form.
In order to provide you with an estimate or quote, we will need to gather information from you first. We sometimes request pictures which can be emailed through to our team. In some instances, we may conduct a site visit and survey, this can be arranged at a time that's convenient for you.
We provide you with a formal estimate or quote for the scope of works required. Once signed and confirmed, the job is scheduled and our operational team is fully briefed, ready to go!
Our team arrives on site to carry out the scope of work. Relevant paperwork (and sometimes certificates) are provided for your records. This is to confirm the job has been completed to the highest standard.
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“Thank you once again for responding so quickly to our urgent deep clean requirement for the body stores.”Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Project Co-ordinator
“All in all, CleanSafe Services are a company that I would happily recommend to others and definitely use again.”Terry J Eastham, Willmott Dixon Housing Limited, Customer Service Manager
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your team for the excellent work that you did ...Southend University Hospital, NHS