Producers of Healthcare risk wastes need to be aware of their obligations in respect of various types of legislation as applicable to their facility.
Facilities generating risk wastes that use a third party contractor for end disposal require knowledge of approvals and conditions of waste collection permits. All contractors should be registered and hold a valid Waste Collection Permit as issued by a national or local authority. Rogers Consultants can offer a review of such permits as required.
Producers that are consigning risk wastes also require knowledge of the regulations that apply in respect of ADR, European Agreement concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations, SI 617 OF 2010 and further Regulations 2011, S. I. 349 OF 2011.
Facilities that produce and store risk wastes require under Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, clearly identified systems and controls to safeguard staff, the public and contractors .
Rogers Consultants can assist with best practice protocols in line with such legislation.
Producers of healthcare wastes may be subject to inspection by statuary bodies such as The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and also HIQA. It is important that evidence of formal risk assessments is available to support such inspections. Rogers Consultants are available to provide such site assessments on an independent basis.
Where risk wastes are consigned for off-site disposal, producers are required to have in place Waste Transfer Forms in accordance with Regulations, European Communities (Shipment of Hazardous Waste) Regulations, S. I. 324 2011. Rogers Consultants can advise and review such documentation on your behalf.
Waste Management Regulations as outlined in the Waste Management Act, 1996 and subsequent EU additions or amendments are important controls which effect producers.
Rogers Consultants can provide audits, reviews and assistance as required.