Sharps Bins for Injury & Infection Protection
A sharps box is designed with safety in mind, offering a secure solution for the disposal of used needles and medical sharps. A sharps box ensures safe handling and storage, reducing the risk of accidental needlesticks and promoting a safer environment for healthcare workers and the community. In medical practices and hospitals, sharp and pointed materials are used every day. These contaminated objects must be disposed of safely afterwards, as this medical waste poses a high potential for injury and infection to both the medical staff as well as the cleaning staff.
Sharps bins, also known as sharps containers, sharps disposal containers or sharps disposal bins, are used for safe and hygienic disposal of used needles, sharp scalpels, broken ampoules, IV cannulas and other sharp accessories for injections and infusions. Due to their striking yellow colour and red or white lid, the sharps containers are clearly recognisable as such. By securely containing hazardous medical waste, these bins play a crucial role in promoting safety, preventing accidental injuries with contaminated sharp objects, and maintaining a clean environment.
Requirements for Sharps Bins
Medical waste containers for the disposal of hypodermic needles, disposable instruments and opened ampoules made of glass, should comply with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 23907 to ensure the safe disposal of waste in the healthcare sector.
The sharps containers are usually made of polypropylene. This plastic is not only extremely hard and therefore puncture-proof, but also withstands above-average heat or cold without breaking.
For medical practices that also need to dispose of bulkier sharp items, such as syringes with attached cannula or medical instruments, sharps containers with a larger opening are suitable. Sharps containers must be safe, odourless and liquid-tight in order to protect staff from infections and injuries thus ensuring their safety.
The Teqler Sharps Container, for example, which is available in various sizes from 200 ml to 22 litres, is suitable for this purpose. The puncture-proof disposal container can be closed temporarily or irreversibly. For even safer disposal, needles can be removed from syringes without touching them thanks to the stripping aid in the lid
Sharps Bins in every Size for every Need
Sharps containers are available with differing volumes. Smaller bins are perfect for house calls and other mobile uses. With their 200 ml capacity and slim design, they fit into practically every doctor's bag and are ideal for sharps disposal on the go.
Medical practices and hospitals that have a larger volume of waste with increased injury potential usually use disposal containers with larger capacities ranging from 1 litre to 50 litres. Such bins are stackable when empty and thus take up hardly any storage space.
Containers for Medical Waste Disposal
Consumables such as gloves, swabs or plasters contaminated with blood or wound secretions must also be disposed of correctly in a disposal box to reduce the risk of infection to staff. Containers suitable for this purpose are made of cardboard and are lined on the inside with a high-density polyethylene film. This special film prevents waste liquids from seeping through. The cardboard boxes are foldable and can thus be stored in a particularly space-saving manner.
Here, for example, we offer you the Sharpsafe Waste Box from Dahlhausen with a capacity of 50 litres. This is suitable for the safe disposal of surgery and hospital waste and can be stacked to save space. Thanks to the polyethylene film on the inside, the disposal box is leak-proof. The cardboard clinical waste boxes should not be used for the disposal of sharp objects due to the low puncture protection.
Large Selection of Sharps Bins & Containers
In our online shop, we stock a wide range of sharps bins & clinical waste disposal containers in various sizes and at great prizes. With the purchase of larger quantities, you will receive an attractive bulk discount on all our sharps containers and waste disposal boxes.
The Medibox Sharps Containers from B. Braun are particularly popular. They are made of shatter-proof and puncture-proof polypropylene. The bin can be sealed both temporarily and irreversibly. Various practical stripping aids on the lid facilitate the removal of needles with Luer and Luer-Lock attachments, as well as in removing insulin needles from syringes, which provides increased security for staff. The sharps containers are available in different sizes according to need. The sharps disposal bin is available in a range of sizes, from 0.8-9.1 litres.
Further accessories for blood collection, syringes, cannulas and infusion and transfusion accessories can be found in the Infusion/Injection category. If you are looking for general waste bins, you will find these in the Furniture category.
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