The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
These regulations place a legal requirement on employers to provide appropriate facilities for their employees at the place of work.
Sanitary Waste Disposal
Regulation 21 of the Approved Code of Practice, in the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, advises that:
"in the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings"
This Regulation is further supported by the Water Industries Act 1991, which states that no items should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain.
Notwithstanding the legal requirements, you can help prevent having to meet the high cost of unblocking drains by employing DCS Direct, to provide sanitary waste disposal services to your organization.
Air Freshening and Fragrancing
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, state that suitable "means should be taken to prevent odours from lingering in and from entering into other rooms."
The Microburst automatic fragrancing unit or the toilet air cleaning unit supplied by DCS Direct, will help you meet these requirements.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
DCS Direct provides a range of disposal services in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
This act places a legal "Duty of Care", upon you and your organisation, to ensure that all waste produced on your premises is correctly managed right up to the point of final disposal.
You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:
If you are unsure of your position in relation to the correct disposal of waste or environmental health and safety, then please contact us.
DCS Direct is a Registered Waste Carrier with the Environment Agency: Registration Number YRI/449998.
Further information on the Environmental Protection Act is available at the HMSO website.