Correct locking of sharps boxes

Sharps box

Please make yourselves and your colleagues aware of the new type of sharps containers and how to use them correctly.

You must click the lid down fully into the position shown in the diagram, in order to reduce the likelihood of the lid becoming loose and allowing used sharps to be expelled from the box.

The diagram shows this process and is taken directly from the front of the sharps container itself.

Please share this message via local distribution during huddles and/or the start of shifts. Anyone failing to use the boxes correctly could result in potential injury to themselves, their colleagues and the patients.

Sharps box assembly, labelling, usage and correct disposal is something that should be consistently raised locally on an ongoing basis.

Published 23rd March, 2020

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