Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in London
Where do you find Harrods, the London Eye, the Tower of London, The Shard and Westminster Abbey? London, of course! Founded as ‘Londonium’ by the Romans in 47AD, this ethnically, culturally and historically rich destination is famous for many things including; the world’s first underground railway system built in 1863, Big Ben (which is actually the name of the bell and not the clock tower) and the Royal Family, who have reigned for over 1200 years.
You can never fall short of things to do in this energetic and vibrant city. Discover London by travelling on the famous Tube, or hail a black cab for a more luxurious experience on the way to catch an Arsenal game, take a Jack the Ripper tour or visit one of the many traditional English pubs. While you’re in the cab, ask your driver about any location in London and they’ll know it. Black cab drivers need to pass a test called ‘The Knowledge’, which requires approximately 2-4 years of study and after which they are expected to know over 25,000 roads and 20,000 landmarks, so you can trust you’re in good hands.
Big names in entertainment, music, literature and history such as Karl Marx, Charles Dickens, Anna Wintour, Rod Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana all, at one time called this city home. With over 300 languages spoken, nearly 200 museums and Buckingham Palace – need we say more?
Which is why it’s no surprise that healthcare is just as important to Londoners as a fresh scone and warm cup of tea.
London Healthcare Waste Management with a difference.
As the only clinical waste disposal company with a clean processing plant within the city of London, Sharpsmart is the best kept secret in the healthcare waste scene. We’re local, and we can do it all from reusable sharps containers through to pharmaceutical disposal and healthcare total waste management.
Our story started with safety and the singular vision of creating the world’s safest sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries. And… we achieved it! 6 peer reviewed studies, proven results in over 2000 hospitals in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, millions of disposable sharps containers eliminated from incineration and landfill each year – Sharpsmart has forged a strong reputation for being one of the most innovative healthcare waste service companies in the world. We're proud that organisations like Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with us and noted our penache for compliance; but it’s not just safety we’re known for….
In London and across the United Kingdom, Sharpsmart provides clinical waste containment and disposal, education and segregation and audit consultancy services to all sized healthcare facilities from cancer centres all the way through to multi-site hospitals. However unlike traditional waste management companies, we start with understanding how we can reduce your waste, not increase your costs! (I know, it’s revolutionary!!!)
In trying to explain what we do, we’ll start with what’s familiar. Services we provide include:
Reusable sharps containers and sharps waste management
Offensive, Anatomical and Clinical waste disposal
Cytotoxic waste disposal
Pharmaceutical Disposal, Hazardous Waste and Controlled Substances
Total waste management, i.e. we do everything!
But there’s a few things that make us really different and what we’re most proud of!
Implementing healthcare waste reduction strategies to reduce costs and drive sustainability goals
Clinical Waste Education to upskill clinical staff on best-practice safety and segregation behaviours
Safest clinical waste containers in the world! (Big claim, but we can back it up!)
Audit and KPI management. (We hold ourselves to our promises!)
Our people are simply amazing. Just wait until you meet them!
Clinical waste management shouldn’t be daunting!
In a sea of regulatory advice, it’s sometimes difficult to navigate what healthcare waste handling and storage requirements are applicable for you. We can help, and we can make it easy. Our team have extensive experience and education in clinical waste management and can distill the hard questions into easy-to-understand steps for you and your staff. We help you develop a waste education strategy, we assist with waste audits to ensure your compliance needs are met, and we will naturally put forward solutions that will drive overall cost and waste reductions, like our Vacsmart system or Verify Waste Categorisation Tool. And we’ll hold ourselves accountable to the results!
Sharpsmart has supported the sustainability and safety initiatives of healthcare facilities across the UK since 2000 and we are proud to say that we have never lost a hospital account in the UK. That’s a pretty incredible track record and one that we are immensely proud of (Hear what our customers think). Our founder/owner, Dan Daniels, sets a benchmark of service excellence that inspires all of us. When Dan founded the business in 1986 he cleaned containers, he serviced customers, he drove vans containing clinical waste, and then he went back to his day job of running a motel… it is this circumspect experience that brings a daily reality to all of us that every customer interaction matters. In healthcare it’s the patient experience that drives you, and for Sharpsmart, it’s the protection of clinicians and simplification of services that drives us.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in London.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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