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PPE disposal in Special School settings

In the recently updated  (11/4/22) UK HSA Health protection in education and childcare settings  Chapter 2:  I P & C.  Under safe management of waste  it states 'Any used PPE should be placed in a refuse bag and disposed of as normal domestic waste. ' 
Have I missed something?   I teach I P & C to carers and education staff  in a residential school for children with SEN and management of body fluids is a huge issue. I do appreciate the risk of infection in this area of practice is low, but its not zero and having started my career (admittedly a fair few years ago now)  in a trust that was the first in the country to be prosecuted under H & S legislation for healthcare waste being found in the household waste stream. I am really unhappy advising that PPE should be disposed of in domestic waste stream.   Would appreciate anyone's comments or direction.

1 Comment

  1. Rafaela Franca May 10, 2022 01:18 PM

    Hi Susan,
    We will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible in response to your query.
    Best wishes,

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