Storage of Clinical Waste
Producers or appropriately trained staff have a responsibility to seal and label (at the point of origin) clinical waste, and then store it prior to transportation in such a way that it does not pose a risk to people, animals or the environment.
Clinical waste should not be allowed to accumulate in treatment rooms, corridors, waiting rooms or other unsuitable places. It is advisable that clinical waste is removed from the site of production to the main collection area on a daily basis, or as determined by the producer.
The storage area will be clearly reserved for clinical waste, must be secure and sited away from food preparation, general storage areas and from routes used by the public. Washing facilities will be provided for staff who transport and store the clinical waste in case of a spillage occurring.