Legislation

Safe Disposal of Sanitary Waste

The Appoved Code of Practice  (ACoP), published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which supports the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that, ” in the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings”. This duty is further supported by the Water Industies Act 1991. It states that “no item should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain”.

The waste contractor must hold a permit issued by the Environmental Agency

Read more information on the HSE website Sanitary Waste

 As an employer, under The Environment Protection Act 1990 you have a duty of care to ensure that all washroom waste products are managed until the final stage of disposal. In addition to your legal responsibilities the condition of your washroom facilities can impact upon your employee’s well being, morale and customers’ perception of your business.

Golden Hygiene Solutions provide the answer to many of you legal requirements under The Approved Code of Practice, Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 – Reg 21

  • Sanitary Waste Disposal –
    The law requires you to provide a disposal system of sanitary products for females in your establishment. It states that waste systems should actively control odour and fight bacteria. The removal and disposal of these items must be completed by a registered waste carriers. We can provide you with the disposal products, and waste management of these items.
  • Toilet Paper –
    You must provide toilet roll for employees in a holder or dispenser, ideally a multi-volume dispenser for washrooms with high levels of traffic. Golden Hygiene are able to supply toilet roll dispensers and toilet paper to suit your needs and meet your legal requirements.
  • Soap Dispenser –
    Regulations state that washing facilities “must include soap or other suitable means of cleaning” for hand washing. Our wall mounted soap dispensers provide an effective and hygienic method of reaching your legal duties, as well as promoting cleanliness in your washrooms.
  • Hand Drying –
    Although the regulations state that you must provide “towels or other suitable methods of drying,” it is often common practice to offer both hand drying towels combined with hand dryers. Often the most economical and efficient drying method is the hand dryer, however we are able to offer you a tailored solution to fit the functions of your business.
  • Air Freshening –
    You are required to take active steps to prevent the lingering of smells in washrooms. A simple method of this is to install an odour control system, ensuring that your washroom smells fresh every time an employee or visitor enters. Golden Hygiene’s wide range of automatic odour control systems allow you to choose from a variety of settings and frequencies to match the traffic flow of your washroom.


Although baby changing facilities are not a legal requirement, they are now expected by customers and employees as a standard facility. Especially if your washrooms are customer facing. baby changing facilities are a necessity to ensure maximize washroom satisfaction for your customers with young children.

 

 

 

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