Clinical Waste Matters

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Working with our associates WISenvironmental, we have been engaged in repeat business as independent internal auditors by a major Midlands-based clinical waste incinerator operator, for whom we routinely provide planned maintenance and consulting services. On these audit occasions we were charged with determining the extent to which the organisation’s operational and management controls met with the ‘appropriate measures’ specified in the Environment Agency’s environmental permit compliance guidance. Non-conformities were reported as findings. Subsequent actions taken to deal with these resulted in more compliant operations which ultimately assist in avoiding prosecution and to gain a better level of trust with the EA.


We have also recently been engaged by the same client again through WISenvironmental to produce an overview of the often confusing and complex guidance published on the requirement for all waste healthcare and clinical waste producers to provide audits of their waste to their waste management contractors if they are to continue to have their waste accepted at a clinical waste incineration facility. The overview was entitled: ‘Clinical waste producer audits: a summary of guidance and best practice’. The review considered guidance documents and briefing notes published by the Environment Agency; best practice guidance published by other government departments, in particular the Department of Health; and trade associations including the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing. The guidance will be made available to our client’s customers.

2 Comments to “Clinical Waste Matters”

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